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IT Manager at a construction company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
I'm happy with the performance

What is our primary use case?

We're using Oracle Database for corporate enterprise resources planning, manufacturing systems, etc. It's deployed in a Red Hat Linux environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Oracle Database for about 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is stable. I'm quite happy with the performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is scalable. We're running it on around 250 devices.

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

We previously used some small-scale SQL servers running Microsoft SQL Server for access control.

How was the initial setup?

Installing Oracle Database is straightforwad. 

What's my experience with

What is our primary use case?

We're using Oracle Database for corporate enterprise resources planning, manufacturing systems, etc. It's deployed in a Red Hat Linux environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Oracle Database for about 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is stable. I'm quite happy with the performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is scalable. We're running it on around 250 devices.

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

We previously used some small-scale SQL servers running Microsoft SQL Server for access control.

How was the initial setup?

Installing Oracle Database is straightforwad. 

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

The price should be lower. We're currently paying for it yearly.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Database 10 out of 10. I would definitely recommend it.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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System Analyst and Team Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
High quality features, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We are using Oracle Database for corporation development.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database has high-level features that are very good.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been Oracle Database for approximately 12 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have approximately 200 users using this solution.

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

I have previously used MySQL.

What about the implementation team?

We have a four-person team that does the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

The price of the solution…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Oracle Database for corporation development.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database has high-level features that are very good.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been Oracle Database for approximately 12 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have approximately 200 users using this solution.

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

I have previously used MySQL.

What about the implementation team?

We have a four-person team that does the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

The price of the solution is expensive compared to other database solutions. We are on an annual subscription.

What other advice do I have?

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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Gustavo Gutiérrez
Consultant Peoplesoft at NYS Consultoria
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
The solution is definitely very good for our consultancy on payroll and human resource.

What is our primary use case?

20 people in our organisation use Oracle. We are an Oracle partner. We are using Oracle version 8 and 9. We use it for finances, human resources and payroll.

What is most valuable?

The solution is definitely very good for our consultancy on payroll and human resource.

What needs improvement?

Oracle could improve the finance system. Oracle is also very expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle for 18 years. It is implemented on-premise.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracle support takes a very long time to respond.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment and setup can take up to 6 months to be operational. It takes a very long time for our needs.

What about the implementation team?

What is our primary use case?

20 people in our organisation use Oracle. We are an Oracle partner. We are using Oracle version 8 and 9. We use it for finances, human resources and payroll.

What is most valuable?

The solution is definitely very good for our consultancy on payroll and human resource.

What needs improvement?

Oracle could improve the finance system. Oracle is also very expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle for 18 years. It is implemented on-premise.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracle support takes a very long time to respond.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment and setup can take up to 6 months to be operational. It takes a very long time for our needs.

What about the implementation team?

It takes several consultants to enable implementation.

What other advice do I have?

We recommend the solution from Oracle and I would rate the solution 8 out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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BU Delivery Head at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Robust, with good security capabilities, but the programming interface needs improvement
Pros and Cons
  • "I like the backend robustness of the database, and the security capabilities inherently that are in the product itself."
  • "The adaptability to various APIs is something that needs to be improved."

What is most valuable?

I like the backend robustness of the database and the security capabilities that are inherently in the product.

What needs improvement?

The adaptability to various APIs is something that needs to be improved.

Also, the programming interface needs some improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for five years.

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

We typically use Oracle Suite for our databases and Microsoft for our OS platforms. 

We are also considering a partial move to Microsoft Azure. This is our plan but it has not yet happened.

What other advice do I have?

We are currently evaluating solutions to purchase. Some of the solutions that we are considering are AlgoSec, Skybox, and Toughen.

We are currently managing our firewall manually, which is why we are looking for an automated tool.

I would rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

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IT Project Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
A reliable solution with great performance

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to run custom-made software for medical, social security, and medical care companies in Guatemala. Within our organization, there are roughly 70-75 employees using this solution. 

What is most valuable?

This solution is very reliable. The performance is great.  

What needs improvement?

It would be nice if creating indexes and other small, repetitive tasks could be automated. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for 10 years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We receive very good support here in Guatemala from our local partner. We're very happy to have this relationship. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup wasn't complex, but it wasn't simple either — it's…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to run custom-made software for medical, social security, and medical care companies in Guatemala.

Within our organization, there are roughly 70-75 employees using this solution. 

What is most valuable?

This solution is very reliable. The performance is great.  

What needs improvement?

It would be nice if creating indexes and other small, repetitive tasks could be automated. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for 10 years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We receive very good support here in Guatemala from our local partner. We're very happy to have this relationship. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup wasn't complex, but it wasn't simple either — it's in between. 

What other advice do I have?

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Database Operation Assistant Manager at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Reliable and has responsive technical support

What is our primary use case?

We are using the solution for enterprise business databases.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution in my experience has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution could be more scalable. We have approximately 100 users using the solution in my company and we plan on increasing the usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I was satisfied with the technical support.

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

There is a license required for this solution and it is a little expensive.

What other advice do I have?

We plan to continue using the…

What is our primary use case?

We are using the solution for enterprise business databases.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution in my experience has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution could be more scalable. We have approximately 100 users using the solution in my company and we plan on increasing the usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I was satisfied with the technical support.

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

There is a license required for this solution and it is a little expensive.

What other advice do I have?

We plan to continue using the solution in the future.

I rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Deputy Head of ICT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Extremely reliable with very high system resilience

What is our primary use case?

‎I am deputy head of ICT and we are customers of Oracle. 

What is most valuable?

This is an extremely reliable solution with very high system resilience. 

What needs improvement?

Digital support of the product could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for a couple of years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We use premium support and there are some difficulties there. It can be complex, particularly when you catch them on a shift change, and there is a change in engineering staff. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward. We have a server administrator and database administrator who monitor the solution. We have over 3,000 users in our company. …

What is our primary use case?

‎I am deputy head of ICT and we are customers of Oracle. 

What is most valuable?

This is an extremely reliable solution with very high system resilience. 

What needs improvement?

Digital support of the product could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for a couple of years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We use premium support and there are some difficulties there. It can be complex, particularly when you catch them on a shift change, and there is a change in engineering staff. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward. We have a server administrator and database administrator who monitor the solution. We have over 3,000 users in our company. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this product a 10 out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Data Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
MSP
Simple to use and stable, with detailed documents for easy install

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to use the product.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the product for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We currently have 18 people in our organization using this product. I find it to be a stable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer support could be faster, you currently have to write your issue to them and then they will get back to you after 24-hours.

How was the initial setup?

Depending on the product used, the installation time can vary. The installation was easy and straightforward. The supplied instructional documentation for install is clear to follow.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

Which deployment

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to use the product.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the product for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We currently have 18 people in our organization using this product. I find it to be a stable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer support could be faster, you currently have to write your issue to them and then they will get back to you after 24-hours.

How was the initial setup?

Depending on the product used, the installation time can vary. The installation was easy and straightforward. The supplied instructional documentation for install is clear to follow.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator