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Oracle Database Pros

President at Advance Consulting Enterprise
The thing that probably stands out the most about Oracle Database is reliability. I have been working with Oracle Databases for over 25 years, and I have never lost any data due to a machine going down or any events that were not stupid human tricks. I've never lost anybody's data using Oracle. It gets the job done and doesn't fail.
It does what I want it to do. It has got a lot of features. Anytime I need a feature, I am able to find it in Oracle Database. It has never happened that I found a feature in any other database, but I was not able to find it in Oracle.
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Head, Database Administrators at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
The solution has very robust integrity due to how it is designed and implemented.
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CD
Infrastructure Manager at Lactanet
The reliability is the solution's most valuable feature. We've had great success with the solution.
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AO
Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is a reliable database warehouse solution that is transparent to the end user.
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BR
Oracle DBA at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Especially with VMs, the solution can scale well.
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SAM Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Most of our customers have been using multitenant options. Advanced Compression and Advanced Security are the most valuable features in most customer environments.
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OK
Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The solution can scale well.
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KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's extremely easy to use and the performance is great.
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Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT
On-prem, Oracle is the number one database technology.
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SA
Deputy General Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The solution is stable.
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Oracle Database Cons

President at Advance Consulting Enterprise
There is a lot of room for improvement. Ease of use is probably the biggest complaint. They're getting somewhat better, but it is not as easy or intuitive as it could be in terms of maintaining and managing the database.
Their support portal requires a person to become well-trained in how to use it. They are pretty good at handling absolute critical emergencies, but with the exception of absolute critical emergencies, getting problems solved from their support system is difficult and takes a long time.
Probably about 80% of their online documentation is useless. When you go to the Oracle documentation, you have to plow through page after page of stuff to get to anything that looks anything like an example of what it is that you might actually do. There are lots of other people who have filled that gap, and there are also websites where you can easily find the answers to most of your questions.
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Head, Database Administrators at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
The solution can be quite expensive for small and medium-sized enterprises. Not too many companies can actually afford the pricing.
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CD
Infrastructure Manager at Lactanet
The main thing we find could use improvement is the licensing costs. It is quite expensive relative to other database vendors. Cost always comes up as an issue for us as we consider upgrade paths. It's not as easy as we would like it to be.
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Learn what your peers think about Oracle Database. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
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AO
Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The pricing is the one sticking point for the solution because it is very expensive.
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BR
Oracle DBA at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is a bit complex.
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SAM Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The primary concern is that Oracle is highly restricted in terms of the approved technologies where we can freely deploy Oracle Database or any other Oracle product.
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OK
Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It takes a significant amount of time after submitting an initial SR with Oracle Tech Support before your case reaches a technical expert with whom you can actually work on the issue resolution. Before that, you have to deal with people who are not experts.
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KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The integration could be improved. If you are integrating with other Oracle products, it is fine, however, if your goal is to integrate with third-party products, Oracle isn't as good.
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Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT
Oracle needs to improve its cluster technologies. They need to improve in the cluster technology using ARC due to the fact that sometimes people think that they have a redundant server when they are using ARC with the cluster and think that will increase the performance. In reality, if they are using ii with a big workload, sometimes the performance is not increasing, and can sometimes actually impacts it in such a way that there's some degradation in the performance.
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SA
Deputy General Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Technical support quality has dropped recently. They aren't as helpful or responsive as they used to be.
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Learn what your peers think about Oracle Database. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.