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Oracle Java DB is #10 ranked solution in top Relational Databases. PeerSpot users give Oracle Java DB an average rating of 8 out of 10. Oracle Java DB is most commonly compared to MySQL: Oracle Java DB vs MySQL. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 31% of all views.
What is Oracle Java DB?

Java DB is a relational database management system (RDBMS). Data is stored and queried via SQL or JDBC. Like other RDBMSs, Java DB can also be accessed through a persistence layer such as JPA, Hibernate, or JDO. Java objects can be stored in the columns of Java DB tables.

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Chetan Bannur
Senior Executive at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
A relational database management system that's very clever and object-oriented
Pros and Cons
  • "It's very clever."
  • "It'll be better if Oracle Java supports open source technologies, like Node.js."

What is our primary use case?

Oracle Java DB is one of the databases we use, and we use quite a few databases. It's either Oracle or Microsoft SQL Database or MySQL. We've been doing it for many years, but all our clients work on different databases. They use non-transactional and non-relational databases. One of our clients also uses MongoDB.

Oracle Java DB isn't used much as many of our clients use Microsoft SQL Server Database. We have a client in the healthcare space that is using it, and we use this for storing all the information of this space.

What is most valuable?

It's very clever. Oracle Java is one of the first object-oriented languages that we've had. A lot of the data and the languages are in Python. I think the concept is the same. But Oracle Java is very object-oriented. I think Java was one of the first to come out with object-orientation. I used Java to develop the APIs, and it's recommended, and we use it.

What needs improvement?

It'll be better if Oracle Java supports open source technologies, like Node.js. Many APIs can be developed in applications like Node.js, and it's a lot easier to use a programming language like Node.js because it's totally open-source and available. It also has a lot of APIs that I can download and access from anywhere.

You can, of course, use microservices, but I think the marketing around microservices products isn't working, and a lot of folks seem to be using Node.js and Angular as their programming languages for API development.

Oracle Java also supports a lot of the microservices concepts, and a lot of the work can be done within that. Java needs to come out with a lot more and let us do more with the UI. This will benefit the future of Java.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Java DB for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Java DB is very stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable, but it depends on how you deploy it. As long as you're not using monolithic applications, it's scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been very clear and convenient, and we can always reach out to them.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy, and the deployment time is really nothing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Quite a few clients would look at Python or Node.js. If you take Python as an example, it also supports machine learning.

What other advice do I have?

This is a fairly stable language, and it's been in the market for several years. In fact, it's been around since about 1995, when the concept of object orientation started. People should use it because it's clever.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Oracle Java DB a nine.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Software Development Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable, efficient, and easy to deploy
Pros and Cons
  • "Able to write queries more efficiently and the management of data has become better and easier."
  • "Needs improvement in consistency issues with respect to timeframes."

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case for this solution is for storing application data.

How has it helped my organization?

With this solution, we are able to write queries more efficiently and the management of data has become better and easier.

What is most valuable?

The feature I have found most valuable is the memory management algorithms, which are much more efficient than the open-source.

What needs improvement?

With respect to the product's consistency, there's a lot of scope that could be introduced in regulator basis. In the next release, I'm looking for an improvement in consistency issues with respect to timeframes. The regulator databases could also be improved. I also think the price fluctuation with the various SQL implementations is something that should be looked into, as well as increasing Node's SQL support into Oracle.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is 99.99% stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is easily scalable - we can easily scale the number of servers we can deploy the application on.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support for this product is good, with no issues.

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

I have previously used several other solutions, including MySQL, Oracle, and Node DB.

How was the initial setup?

The initial deployment didn't take much time and only required one person.

What was our ROI?

Our ROI has been a 600% growth in stock price, one of the biggest increase rates for any of the global top 50 companies.

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

The product's pricing is very friendly, with no extra costs after the licensing fees.

What other advice do I have?

I would always suggest going with this product if the add-ons available through Oracle are required. I would rate this solution as nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Highly secure, stable and can connect other databases
Pros and Cons
  • "The additional value of having Java inside the Oracle database is all the security that is applied to an Oracle database will be enforced on Java's stored procedures as well."
  • "The solution should continue to keep updating and improving the Java language."

What is our primary use case?

I use Oracle Java DB for creating Java stored procedures in Oracle databases as the means of communication with other types of databases. I would take information from those other databases and bring it into the current Oracle database. The solution can operate on-premise or on the cloud.

What is most valuable?

The additional value of having Java inside the Oracle database is all the security that is applied to an Oracle database will be enforced on Java's stored procedures as well.

Every Oracle session uses its own Java virtual machine. These sessions are independent, highly concurrent, and very reliable because of this.

The Java store procedure needs to work with the data residing in the same Oracle database which makes the access to the data lightning-fast because everything is within the same memory.

What needs improvement?

The solution should continue to keep updating and improving the Java language.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Oracle Java DB within the last 12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is very good. Java is a computer language, and you can write stored procedures using this language. Stability is awesome because it is all supported by Oracle database and Oracle relational database management system. It watches very carefully all the processes that are running, it is very stable and very secure.

How was the initial setup?

Oracle Java DB is installed with the Oracle database software and I do not know whether it is possible to install the Oracle database without this option.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Java DB a ten out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Principal Consultant at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 20
Stable with good automation capabilities, but vendor lock-in is a problem

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and Oracle Java DB is one of the products that we implement for our clients. The primary use cases are concurrency, patching, and automation.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is automation.

What needs improvement?

There should be a software-defined Oracle DB, as well as a software-defined cloud management platform. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using Oracle products is vendor lock-in.

For how long have I used the solution?

This company has been using Oracle Java DB for the past 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is not a highly-scalable solution.

How was the initial

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and Oracle Java DB is one of the products that we implement for our clients. The primary use cases are concurrency, patching, and automation.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is automation.

What needs improvement?

There should be a software-defined Oracle DB, as well as a software-defined cloud management platform.

The biggest lesson that I have learned from using Oracle products is vendor lock-in.

For how long have I used the solution?

This company has been using Oracle Java DB for the past 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is not a highly-scalable solution.

How was the initial setup?

I don't have to do the implementation myself. I would say that it is complex, although it is straightforward if you have the right support.

The implementation strategy follows the SOAR methodology from Oracle.

What was our ROI?

Using this product will lead to a reduction in operational costs.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Team Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Enables us to automate our website and is easy for developers

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is to automate our website. 

What is most valuable?

It has a programming language so anything that we require for Selenium is all available there.

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, I'd like an automation tool that is lower priced. The core prices are very high. We have to train our employees in Java. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Java for seven years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have ten users who use this solution.  We only use a limited scope of Java. The development team primarily uses it. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because it's difficult to learn. It's easier for…

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is to automate our website. 

What is most valuable?

It has a programming language so anything that we require for Selenium is all available there.

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, I'd like an automation tool that is lower priced. The core prices are very high. We have to train our employees in Java. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Java for seven years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have ten users who use this solution. 

We only use a limited scope of Java. The development team primarily uses it. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because it's difficult to learn.

It's easier for developers but as QA it's difficult to train and deliver. I'd prefer an automation tool that doesn't have as much coding.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.