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Engineer consultant at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
High performance, reliable, and good support

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for database management.

What is most valuable?

I have found the most valuable feature to be the performance. We have a large database in my company and there is not likely a solution that has the performance we need.

What needs improvement?

Oracle Database could improve by providing access and integration with containers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of this solution is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle does not support standard containers and this is a limitation when it comes to scalability. You can not make a partition in the database. However,…

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for database management.

What is most valuable?

I have found the most valuable feature to be the performance. We have a large database in my company and there is not likely a solution that has the performance we need.

What needs improvement?

Oracle Database could improve by providing access and integration with containers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of this solution is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle does not support standard containers and this is a limitation when it comes to scalability. You can not make a partition in the database. However, there might be a separate product to enable this feature.

We have approximately 10,000 users using this solution and this does not include the internet users that use our database every day.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been good.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution could improve.

What other advice do I have?

Oracle is the best database solution in the world. I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Director Of Sales Marketing at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Powerful functionality, performs well and highly scalable

What is our primary use case?

Oracle Database's main function is to store data. 

What is most valuable?

The thing two things that I like most about Oracle Database are its scalability and performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Oracle Database for four years. I'm Oracle certified. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is highly scalable. We have about 1,500 end-users overall.

How are customer service and support?

In most cases, technical support is provided by Oracle.

How was the initial setup?

Installation is straightforward. Total deployment takes three or four days. In most cases, you need help from an Oracle engineer to deploy. In terms of scalability and duplication, Oracle Database can be tricky, so…

What is our primary use case?

Oracle Database's main function is to store data. 

What is most valuable?

The thing two things that I like most about Oracle Database are its scalability and performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Oracle Database for four years. I'm Oracle certified. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is highly scalable. We have about 1,500 end-users overall.

How are customer service and support?

In most cases, technical support is provided by Oracle.

How was the initial setup?

Installation is straightforward. Total deployment takes three or four days. In most cases, you need help from an Oracle engineer to deploy. In terms of scalability and duplication, Oracle Database can be tricky, so you'll need an Oracle engineer most of the time. At our company, most of the employees have the necessary experience to maintain and operate Oracle Database.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Frankly speaking, Oracle Database is very expensive. But it offers a lot of value for the money in terms of scalability, performance, and powerful functionality. We have a yearly subscription.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Database 10 out of 10. It's an excellent product. I would definitely recommend Oracle Database to others.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Vice President & Head of IT Governance at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A leading technology that allows us to manage our systems

What is our primary use case?

We use Oracle Database for our core banking system. Including end users, there are approximately 8,000 customers and employees using this solution within our organization.  For maintenance, we require a team of roughly 20-25 developers, including a fiscal analyst and a project management lead. 

How has it helped my organization?

We're a bank. Our customers trust us with their money. Oracle database is a leading technology that allows us to manage our systems.

What is most valuable?

It's very reliable.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for roughly 10 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical…

What is our primary use case?

We use Oracle Database for our core banking system. Including end users, there are approximately 8,000 customers and employees using this solution within our organization. 

For maintenance, we require a team of roughly 20-25 developers, including a fiscal analyst and a project management lead. 

How has it helped my organization?

We're a bank. Our customers trust us with their money. Oracle database is a leading technology that allows us to manage our systems.

What is most valuable?

It's very reliable.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for roughly 10 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is okay.

How was the initial setup?

Although I wasn't present for the initial setup, I believe it doesn't take much time. 

What about the implementation team?

An integrator helped us with the initial setup.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licenses could definitely be cheaper. We pay on a yearly basis. 

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution to others. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Oracle Database a rating of eight. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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ETL Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Works very well, suites all enterprises, and is easy to learn and deploy
Pros and Cons
  • "It is user-friendly. It didn't take me much time to learn it."
  • "There are a few errors for which Oracle doesn't provide detailed information. It doesn't clearly indicate the columns or lines for which we are getting an error. It would be better if they provide more detailed information for such errors."

What is our primary use case?

Our clients are using it.

What is most valuable?

It is user-friendly. It didn't take me much time to learn it. 

We can understand the real issue or message for most of the errors. We can easily understand why we are getting an error, which is helpful for fixing it.

What needs improvement?

There are a few errors for which Oracle doesn't provide detailed information. It doesn't clearly indicate the columns or lines for which we are getting an error. It would be better if they provide more detailed information for such errors.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for about 4.3 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

They are responding on time. I'm satisfied with their response.

How was the initial setup?

For me, it's easy.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it to others. It is suitable for small, medium, and large enterprises, and I haven't faced any issues with it so far.

For me, it is a 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Senior Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Good security and reliability, but needs better pricing and support

What is our primary use case?

We use it for various applications. We have multiple versions, including version 19.

What is most valuable?

Its security and reliability are most valuable.

What needs improvement?

They should reduce its price and provide faster support.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than 10 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have more than 1,000 users, and we don't have any plans to increase its usage.

How are customer service and support?

They should provide a faster response.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have different solutions for different…

What is our primary use case?

We use it for various applications. We have multiple versions, including version 19.

What is most valuable?

Its security and reliability are most valuable.

What needs improvement?

They should reduce its price and provide faster support.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than 10 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have more than 1,000 users, and we don't have any plans to increase its usage.

How are customer service and support?

They should provide a faster response.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have different solutions for different needs.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy to install. It took less than an hour.

What about the implementation team?

We can install it ourselves. We generally have two or three admins, but it also depends on the size.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its licensing is yearly. It is expensive, and it should be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate it a seven out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Abhijith Palekar
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Fast, stable and scalable, with Syntax options available in Google

What is our primary use case?

I mainly work on business intelligence with Qlik and use Oracle Database for the reporting and replicating. Together, we use Oracle Database and Oracle MySQL for this PoC. We use MySQL to feed the data to the Qlik compose.

What is most valuable?

The procedures work very well.  It's fast compared to other databases. The syntax options are available in Google.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Oracle Database for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not worked on Oracle Database a lot, as I concentrate on business intelligence. However, I have not experienced any issues or limitations.

What do I think about the

What is our primary use case?

I mainly work on business intelligence with Qlik and use Oracle Database for the reporting and replicating. Together, we use Oracle Database and Oracle MySQL for this PoC.

We use MySQL to feed the data to the Qlik compose.

What is most valuable?

The procedures work very well. 

It's fast compared to other databases.

The syntax options are available in Google.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Oracle Database for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not worked on Oracle Database a lot, as I concentrate on business intelligence. However, I have not experienced any issues or limitations.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support. It's is handled through my internet team.

How was the initial setup?

During the installation, we had to install certificates, but it was not mentioned in the documentation.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Group Lead at a security firm with 1-10 employees
MSP
Effective real application clusters and responsive technical support
Pros and Cons
  • "The technical support from Oracle is good and responsive. I used them for security updates and patches."

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature is the Oracle RAC.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have used Oracle Database within the last 12 months.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I have not had any bugs or glitches, the solution is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Oracle Database is easy to scale.

    We have approximately 200 people using this solution in my organization.

    How are customer service and support?

    The technical support from Oracle is good and responsive. I used them for security updates and patches.

    How was the initial setup?

    The setup is fine, but it depends on many factors.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The price of Oracle Database is too expensive and especially for individual environments. The pricing model is not clear, if I want to run it on a virtual environment, I still need to license the whole physical box.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I have evaluated MySQL.

    What other advice do I have?

    My advice is to others wanting to implement Oracle Database is to first look at the open-source products, such as MySQL, because sometimes they can do as good of a job as Oracle Database.

    I rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

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    mehrab hussain
    Junior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Reliable and easy to install

    What is our primary use case?

    I was using this solution for integration.

    What needs improvement?

    It should have a good UI. The user interface could be better. The installation could be improved when using different operations systems, as some take longer than others.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with Oracle Database for three months. We are using version 11g.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Oracle Database is a stable solution.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I am the only person in my organization who is using this solution.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I have not contacted technical support. I have not had any issues.

    How was the initial setup?

    It is easy to install…

    What is our primary use case?

    I was using this solution for integration.

    What needs improvement?

    It should have a good UI. The user interface could be better.

    The installation could be improved when using different operations systems, as some take longer than others.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with Oracle Database for three months.

    We are using version 11g.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Oracle Database is a stable solution.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I am the only person in my organization who is using this solution.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I have not contacted technical support. I have not had any issues.

    How was the initial setup?

    It is easy to install using the Windows OS, but when using Linux, it takes too much time.

    What about the implementation team?

    I was able to complete the installation myself. I did not need a team to deploy it.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I am using the trial version.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would recommend this solution to others. It's a good database.

    I would rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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