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2018-06-24T08:17:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Oracle SuperCluster?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle SuperCluster.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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NK
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-25T14:14:45Z
25 August 22

A major issue for us is that after the most recent update of SuperCluster, they have now stopped all future production of new versions. That is to say, after M7 there was M8, and now there are no future versions planned (e.g. M9) in the market. As for features, even though they are not planning new releases, I believe SuperCluster could do better with their administration GUI. At the moment, most of our administration takes place on the command-line because the GUI is inadequate, so an improved GUI would suit us well.

MK
Senior Manager IT Operations at NRSP microfinance Bank
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-18T17:37:29Z
18 August 22

Speaking from a business perspective, our main problem is that our particular edition of SuperCluster is now at end-of-life status, making it obsolete and impossible to get support for. This presents a challenge for us, as finding a path to our next solution is not easy. When it comes to features, I know that Oracle has already done a lot on the software side of things, but everyone has their own wish list for their specific environment and in newer editions of SuperCluster I would like to see new EXAchk data in the cloud environment. In fact, I would prefer if SuperCluster could come with more functionality as seen in Oracle Cloud where it is easier to share data and other things across the board. SuperCluster is already a smart machine, so I understand that it might be difficult to implement all those features, but at a minimum I would appreciate Oracle including more cloud infrastructure functionality. Oracle's existing cloud machines are already able to provide all these cloud features that I would like, including the use of containers and hardware-sharing, and it would be great to have these on board for their customers and end-users of SuperCluster.

SN
Service Support Specialist at PRASA
Real User
2020-06-03T06:54:49Z
03 June 20

The solution is not very user friendly and that could be improved.

NK
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
13 October 19

We are not able to upgrade our SuperClass to the latest version, because this solution is more compatible with Oracle. We are not able to run any .NET-based applications and they cannot install Windows. The Oracle SuperCluster is specific to Oracle products. They can set up a convergence infrastructure so that you can run both applications, such as Java, non-Java, .NET, and Windows. The features are limited and we are not able to upgrade this solution. We are not able to integrate our current version with the new, upgraded version. If they had an application that centralized the administration, not about the monitoring, but for the configuration, it would be better. We have heard that after the M8 was introduced a couple of years ago, there will be no production.

Ifeoluwa Oluwole - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Server & Storage/Backup Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-06-24T08:17:00Z
24 June 18

I would like to see control domain and zone management via a management console, similar to that of OVM.

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle SuperCluster, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
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