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2018-07-12T09:32:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Oracle Database Appliance?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle Database Appliance, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Shaamil Ashraff - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect - Database Administration at Mitra Innovation
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-25T09:35:48Z
25 April 22

I would rate Database Appliance as eight out of ten.

OR
CFO at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2022-04-06T15:14:41Z
06 April 22

I'm a customer. I'm not a partner or a reseller of Oracle. I would advise potential new users to make a good business plan. Think about the cost, especially the per-transaction cost. And what size of database that you're going to need. Oracle is a Ferrari. A Ferrari is an unreliable and expensive machine. It's an expensive purchase. As you scale, the Oracle costs will also go up. It's not like you have a fixed cost now and you not going to have a fixed cost later. You will have a fixed cost on the Oracle and it will keep on increasing. From that perspective, the business plan needs to be right. There are some regulatory areas that we happen to be in that means we can't move to the cloud. That is why we are still with Oracle. If we could move to the cloud, we would not be with Oracle. My biggest consideration is the price/value ratio, especially nowadays. Oracle was good when the only other alternative was IBM, and now, not so much. I would say if you're a large business then maybe it's a seven out of ten. If you're a small business then maybe a four out of ten. In general, I would rate it a six out of ten.

JM
Founder at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-02-15T18:14:03Z
15 February 22

I would give it a seven out of ten as there is a limit to how much you can scale. You can't go beyond what the appliance provides.

Mmusi Kekonnwe - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Specialist Databases at Botswana Open University
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-21T16:58:00Z
21 September 21

I would rate Oracle Database Appliance six out of 10.

SJ
Lead Oracle DBA at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-27T04:10:01Z
27 September 20

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Oracle. Due to the current contractual agreements, et cetera, within our organization, we are not doing or considering anything on the cloud - from the database side at least. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. There are still some limitations. That said, it did simplify a lot of things for us, compared to our old setup.

BN
Deputy IT Director at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-15T11:13:33Z
15 September 20

I think for people interested in using Oracle Appliance the main thing is to rely on Oracle for the bigger stuff that it does. Maybe it cannot provide the kind of reports that we want. This is how we have determined the importance of Hadoop to our processes. Hadoop is part of my recommendation to other users who try this product. Oracle can do what it does best and Hadoop can help with reporting on the data. For other use cases, companies may need a different solution to enhance what Oracle provides — to complete one small part of the picture. When you find it, you should use it. On a scale from one to ten (where one is worst and ten is best), I would rate Oracle Database Appliance as an eight-out-of-ten.

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Muhammad Usman Muzaffar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Vice President IT Operations at ZTBL
Real User
2020-08-10T07:32:41Z
10 August 20

The Oracle Database Appliance is a product that I recommend. It is really good for small businesses where there are database-intensive applications that need high performance. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

SS
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-28T08:50:00Z
28 June 20

I would recommend Oracle Database Appliance. Oracle is the benchmark in the field. Still, I would recommend you doing a proof of concept with Oracle Database first and then consider the other databases.

RB
Consultant at a tech services company
Consultant
2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
09 December 19

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

JC
Director of IT at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
04 November 19

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a very good system.

AQ
Chief Information Officer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-07-12T09:32:00Z
12 July 18

My advice would depend on the needs of the company. If the need is like ours, number of transactions per day, number of transactions per year; and whether the operation time is 24 hours, eight hours; these are the types of things to consider when deciding. Also, what is the downtime you can afford? ODA performance has been very good for our requirements. I would rate it at eight out of 10 because the product is stable, it has very low downtime, and the support of Oracle is very good.

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In my humble opinion...a lot has to do with your workloads. I sort of laugh when people talk about running both OLTP and batch or analytics on the same hardware. Sure, it can be done.....but, if you want good response times, tuning and workload management is non-trivial.
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