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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 been around for a long time, so it's very mature. We've used various versions, from 8 to 12 c. The RDBM has a strong reputation.

The solution is able to run on different types of machines, from IBM AIX to UNIX.

The solution has very robust integrity due to how it is designed and implemented.

The security is very tight. Users can be very sure of Oracle's safety. It has a variety of different security layers that make it very, very safe.

Oracle offers a great disaster recovery tool called Oracle Data Guard, which is fantastic.

The solution has very good failover capabilities. You can do it manually or automate the process if you like. It's all very transparent.

You can query around the rack as well you call it the rack cluster. There's great availability. It helps to handle high availability within the nodes. Even if you have a problem with one server, the others are still available and will continue the job without going down. 

We work in a back-end environment that is mission-critical, and we cannot afford downtime. Oracle is a perfect solution, as it will never go down. Customers will always be served at any point without experiencing a delay, which is of vital importance to banking.

Oracle is constantly working to improve its products. It now offers AI and machine learning capabilities to run queries.

There's lots of research and development being done constantly. This ensures they are always one step ahead of other databases.

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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.

The ability to do all the programming we need in one solution is great.

The support has been very good over the years.

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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.
563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.
AO
Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Oracle is simply a reliable data warehouse for us.

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BR
Oracle DBA at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

The solution's most valuable aspect is its reliability. In about 17 years, I believe I may have lost about 15 minutes worth of data.

Overall, the solution works very well. It has excellent performance. 

The solution is very stable.

Especially with VMs, the solution can scale well.

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SAM Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

It depends on the environment. Most of our customers have been using multitenant options. Advanced Compression and Advanced Security are the most valuable features in most customer environments. And many customers are also leveraging Oracle Diagnostic and Tuning Packs to enhance the performance of the database. 

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OK
Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The solution's most valuable aspect is its reliability. It just works. You never have to worry about it.

I've worked with the solution so well, I have a very strong understanding of it as a whole. I know everything about it. I'm very comfortable with it.

The solution can scale well.

The stability of the product is excellent.

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KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It's quite a big database. I have seen it in companies sized from medium to large enterprise-level. It also works for government organizations that are quite sizeable.

The solution is quite stable. When you work on planning for salaries, you can notice that Oracle is extremely stable.

It's a very flexible product. You are able to accomplish a lot of things.

It's extremely easy to use and the performance is great.

Oracle support is great. They are quite helpful when you run into problems. They help you overcome any issues. If you run into a bug, you contact support, and they solve it. 

If you have a stored database with the five standards that Oracle recommends, you will never experience something like, your database being down. 

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Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT

The best feature on Oracle Database is the Data Guard. It's great if you want to build some sort of disaster recovery solution.

ARC is one of the best features. It's quite simple and flexible. It offers really simple guidance that helps make using it a breeze.

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 integrates well with third-party products. 

The high availability that it provides is definitely one of a kind. It's active-active and high availability.

The solution is stable.

The scalability is good.

They have worked to make the initial setup a bit easier. 

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Senior Chief Engineer at ministry of electricity

Oracle has always been a wonderful database. 

It is reliable. It's very stable. 

The solution has everything you are looking for in terms of features on offer. It's very complete. 

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Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT

The pricing is very competitive. Oracle is still the number one database company. From the technical aspects, Oracle Database is the best solution for small, medium, and big industries. 

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RK
Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The features that I have found most valuable are things like cluster setup and RAC One. We are using the main CQN and third party plugin support right now. We are relying on different languages support that we are getting from the Oracle side. It is one of the major areas in which Oracle excels compared to other databases.

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AL
Head Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

The Data Guard feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution. 

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. 

The solution is stable.

The scalability is quite good. 

I have always found the technical support to be very helpful.

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NMS Service Automation & RPA Technical Lead at Vodafone

The database is very easy to use. 

We are making some automation scripts. We are working to minimize and reduce the logs and it's very helpful to be able to have the capabilities to do this.

The solution is very stable. 

Technical support is helpful.

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DM
Systems Analyst at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees

We are only really utilizing the solution for database purposes and only taking the database for backup purposes, on a daily basis. The database and getting the required data on the database have been very helpful. 

It's easy to use, it's robust, and it offers good security that we can count on. 

Most importantly, our users are familiar with the interface and the operational capability of this product. That's why we chose to use Oracle.

While we don't interact too much with the database and interact more with our front-end application, we get good reports as it simply runs in the back end.

It's a very comprehensive database, although we are using only the standard version, not the enterprise version. Even the standard version is quite good. It's very reliable. 

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IT Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features of this solution are the performance and its inbuilt services.

In Oracle we can find out most services are inbuilt. scalability, high availability, split brain handling , Null handling  ,it working of execution plan . All these features have helped us many times . 

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BT
Head of Department at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

The Data Redaction feature is easy to use and we are quite happy with it.

With Oracle, we are happy with the performance the majority of the time. It is only when we have a very large amount of data that it begins to slow down.

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RV
Consultant at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees

The best feature of the solution is the capability of running extreme processes for database processing requirements.

From a database product perspective, I would say, they're good in what they provide. There's not much concern.

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DE
System/Security Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

It is a mature product. It is pretty stable. I've got a lot of experience with it, so it is pretty easy to use.

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Head of IT Division at Industrial Property Institute

One of the best aspects of the solution is that it is very easy to use. In my opinion, for how I use it, I find it quite straightforward.

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SC
Datacenter Operations Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees

I primarily use the Oracle Clock feature. For me, it's the most valuable aspect of the product.

The user interface is quite good.

We haven't had any problems with support.

We've found the integration with other solutions to be acceptable.

The stability is great.

We've found the solution to be scalable.

There's a good online community that can help users troubleshoot issues.

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RK
Chief Executive Officer CEO at IT CROWD S.A.S

The best features of Oracle Database Server are the security, high availability, and Disaster Recovery solutions with Data Guard. Specifically, on Autonomous Databases, the most valuable features are the automatic scaling and CPU scaling depending on the database workload. Today, the workload is normal and then suddenly the workload gets a spike.

There is a feature that allows the database to have more CPU processing and capacity. That's the feature that the Autonomous Databases provide. The feature that we like very much on Oracle Databases is the APEX, the platform which can be used without any cost to develop a very powerful application on Oracle Databases.

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EK
ERP Database Administrator at a non-profit with 201-500 employees

I have experienced good performance from the solution.

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MR
General Manager (IT/MIS) at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The customer care and billing capabilities are very good.

It is very stable. We are getting good performance from it. The reliability is excellent. 

It's one of the leading databases on the market.

We get good support on the database side. 

The cloud setup is very simple. 

The solution works well for enterprise-level organizations.

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KH
Data Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I found the ease of backup, partitioning, and robust indexing most valuable. The main feature of Oracle is the structure of the database. The way your backups are taken on the online backup system and the way it restores and handles partitioning of your data are also valuable. Its performance is great, and it is also very flexible.

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SR
Web Developer at a government with 10,001+ employees

The latest version is a lot more organized than the previous version. We can check out the regular files and our dictionaries and our created files, which are a little better organized right now.

The initial setup was pretty simple.

The solution is pretty stable.

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KG
Associate Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees

It is user-friendly. Its performance and security are also very good. There are 300 million records for our one-year data, and we can easily query this data.

You can use Oracle Database as a source for easily integrating with different databases and applications. It supports Java platforms and other applications very well. It works with SAP products better than Microsoft SQL Server.

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VG
Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

We are fine with the performance and everything they offer. 

They are the market leader, therefore we don't have any problems or complaints as of now.

The support is always very helpful and responsive. 

The solution is very flexible. It offers a variety of setups.

The stability is good. 

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AG
Delivery Head IT & IS at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees

Scalability, reliability, and performance are what we are getting with this solution. It is highly scalable and has very good performance. It also has in-built monitoring and optimized optimizer.

It is quite stable and secure. When it comes to integration, you can integrate it with other tools as well. However, we have been using Oracle Database within our own premises. So, it is kind of difficult for us to basically do a kind of integration with the outside software. We prefer to do things within our own premises.

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AZ
Oracle Advisory Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features of Oracle Database are the Data Guard because it does replication and the integration layer, such as GoldenGate.

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NM
Oracle Application Database Administrator at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The data replication is the most valuable aspects of the solution. We've got Oracle Data Guard set up and we've got two sites - one in Johannesburg and one in Cape Town. We do data replication every 30 minutes from one site to the other.

The initial setup is straightforward.

You can scale the solution without any issues.

The great thing about the solution is that it comes with pretty much everything. SQL Developer is part of it, and you can scale databases from 20 users to 50,000 users. It's actually a very solid database.

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VM
Oracle DBA at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I love the performance tuning feature of Oracle Database because it provides hints and indexing, which are very valuable. Some of its other valuable features are its rack, record key vaults, and backup compression. 

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YL
Lead - Cloud Engineering at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

It's been one of the best databases for us. We really enjoy its capabilities.

The product is very easy to use. Users have no problem navigating it and using it.

The solution is extremely stable. It's pretty much issue-free so far.

You can expand it easily. It's scalable.

The initial setup is very straightforward. The deployment is easy.

It's a good default database. Many Windows applications also work on Oracle.

Technical support is very helpful and responsive.

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Senior Database Administrator at ITGStore

Optimization of databases, RAC, Data Guard Replication with Data Guard and RAC Database are the best features. The solution offers many features. We try to tailor the deployment to the needs of the company involved. Some need replication, others optimization and still others, RAC. 

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MA
Technical Development Lead at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

The stability has been very good. Its performance is excellent.

The ease of use has been great.

It's an excellent product. It's a pioneer.

The integration capabilities are very good.

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SP
Technical Specialist at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

Partitioning is most valuable.

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Information Technology Manager at OrchidaSoft

I'm not a regular user of the solution.

It's a great product overall.

The initial setup isn't too difficult.

The product does have a lot of features. However, I've barely explored them.

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HB
Domain architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

It is easy to set up on their engineered systems.

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VZ
Divisional Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The concurrency, consistency, and security features are the most valuable. It is also a very robust solution.

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VV
Professor at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

The command interface is very user-friendly. The required commands are not complicated and we are able to easily access the root system.

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FH
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The database is very good for holding our client's data.

Oracle has a very good RIC (Retail Integration Console). It gives good visibility.

Overall, from a technical perspective, the solution is very strong.

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YL
Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is very stable with the performance being very reliable. 

We've found that it is very easy to scale the solution.

The installation is very simple and straightforward. The deployment process happens very quickly.

Technical support has always been helpful and knowledgeable. 

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KD
PCI DSS Program Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The Oracle BI, Business Intelligence, is its most valuable aspect. Oracle BI has been very helpful for me during my career. To have business analytics and to deal with big data with the multiple organizations I've worked for has been great.

The solution is very stable. 

We've found the solution to be scalable.

The initial setup isn't too complicated.

The pricing isn't too bad. 

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UF
System support engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution has been scalable.

The stability is good. We find the product to be reliable. 

The solution is very easy to use in general.

Its initial setup is quite straightforward. The deployment is fast.

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Manager / Oracle Applications Consultant at ASAM Conseil Inc

It's the autonomous database that makes this a valuable product, it's a big feature that Oracle brings to the market. Autonomous patching means that the database more or less patches itself without the need to ask DBAs to apply and test patches. It simplifies the maintenance so this is a strong and autonomous database. They're constantly bringing new features that satisfy their clients. It's a great solution.  

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Sr. System and Storage Administrator at a government with 51-200 employees

The solution is very stable. The performance is quite good.

The product has been very user-friendly and very easy to use.

The flexibility is very, very good. 

You can scale the solution if you need to. Its scalability is good. 

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Technical Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Oracle is one of the strongest solutions on the market.

The user experience and the tools provided with Oracle are great. For example, there's the SQL developer, and these tools are really easy and user-friendly. You get used to it very fast. 

The initial setup is straightforward. 

The solution scales well.

We have found the solution to be quite stable.

Technical support is great.

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LS
IT Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature for us is the ease of migration between databases. It's quite powerful. 

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Senior System Administrator / CyberSecurity Analist / SQL Server DBA at Glintt

I like that it's a robust product. It has very good features. One good feature is Oracle RAC because, in SQL Server, we don't have that. SQL Server has something similar (SQL Server AlwaysOn), but it's not the same stuff.

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Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It's a secure market leader.

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Enterprise Analytics at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Oracle Database has good performance dynamics with respect to oncoming data and fetching of data which gets loaded. All of the same processes are done by a system database administrator or even user initiated financials.

I've found performance streaming to be a valuable feature.

It is also a stable and scalable solution.

It is easy to install and easy to use as well.

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WG
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The performance of the solution is impeccable.

The simplicity and ease of use is fantastic. Compared to other databases, it's not a complex tool to manage.

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PK
Freelance Software Engineer + Director of a company at a outsourcing company with 1-10 employees

It is one of the most reliable database systems. 

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PT
Oracle Database Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are stability, its backup and recovery, and its performance.

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SK
Senior Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

As compared to SQL Server, Oracle Database performs better when you have a huge amount of data. We didn't face any problems when we had a huge amount of data. There were also no issues with importing/exporting and migrating the data.

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Group DWH and BI Senior Manager at Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa

The performance is much better than the Microsoft SQL in some ways. The stability has been good so far. It's reliable. 

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Senior Oracle Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

One of the most valuable features of Oracle Database is the performance.

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SM
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

This product has a number of features. The feature that I worked with and that excited me the most is one that is not available in other databases, and it involves the use of Java Runtime.

There is also a feature that will trace the transaction and direct them to an FTP server. That was excellent. It is provisioned with very little additional cost.

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BH
DBA Dept. Manager at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

Oracle Database is very flexible.

Two of the valuable features are the Application Clusters and Data Guard.

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IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier

This is a powerful solution. It offers us a lot of backup security and we can make an image and a backup of the database every day. It's also very responsive so that when information is updated, it takes less than five seconds to update everything.

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RT
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The database is very secure, robust, and scalable. It has all the features that you need, such as disaster recovery, replication, backup, etc. It comes with all the features.

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RM
Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The database performance. We can optimize the database for authorizing expenditure and other resource-heavy functions.

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TA
Head of Data Management Section at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Oracle is somewhat user-friendly, and most customization or integration with Oracle-related projects is simple. Oracle will assist you if you have Oracle-related projects in your organization. It will not help you if you are different.

The dashboards are good.

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OJ
Arquitecto Delivery at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable features are the easy ways to build storage capacities and queries. It's a really large and very useful language to process data.

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RT
Team Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is the best in the world. It's robust and accessible. 

Oracle is the best on the market. They offer an exceptional product.

Technical support has been helpful so far.

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AV
Information Systems Computer System Controller at a insurance company with 11-50 employees

I like that it's stable. What's good is that Oracle manages the infrastructure. We have got better because they update the server by default or whenever it's needed. They try to fix it server by server because of their own support plans.

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Information Security Engineer at a security firm with 11-50 employees

Its performance is good. It is also stable and scalable.

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Operations Director at ALTERSIS Performance

The most valuable feature is that it is a complete product with all of the functionality that you need, and there is no need for any special features.

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Deputy Director of Digital Banking at IDBank

The performance and reliability are the best features of the Oracle Database.

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VC
Sr. Solution Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like the query part and the optimization of the query to get the data. I also like its speedy recovery and stability. In the security part, the loss of data is minimal for any crashes that could happen. First of all, it might not occur, but if it happens, the recovery of the data is smoother than others.

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AS
Deputy IT Manager at ICAPP (Americana Group)

Oracle is a product that is easy to use.

The interface is user-friendly.

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MH
IT Architect at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

I like the enterprise features as well as the stability.

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Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

I would refer to Oracle's solution like a shield, it is very stable and has many features.

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JS
Data Quality Specialist at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The interface of Oracle Database is very workable and easy to use.

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SM
Director at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees

Oracle Database is easy to use.

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Software Development Manager at gama

The database is perfect. It's powerful and fast, and the backup system is wonderful.

It is easy to install as well.

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Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

Oracle Database is very stable. In terms of stability and performance, Oracle is super. On the database side, Oracle is number one in our tests.

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SN
DGM Data Centre at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

They continue to improve and are always introducing new features.

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LK
Systems Administrator at Dairibord

One of the most valuable features is the stability. 

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RC
Product Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The backup system is good. We back up all our key marketing data. The integration is a good aspect of Oracle.

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CM
CIO at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

There are two valuable features for us; the security of the solution and the availability that this database offers us. With the increased move to digital processes, availability is very important for supporting our business.

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Chief Financial Officer at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees

I am not an IT person. I am an end-user of this solution, and based on my experience, it is comfortable to work with. Everything is okay, and the data is timely available. It can also be easily integrated.

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RR
Manager, Special Projects at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Oracle offers good security and supports customization. 

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Chief Technology Officer at SYSDE

The main feature of Oracle Database is its performance.

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KD
Senior Lead Developer at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

What I like most is the real application security. I have been working with it recently.

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SK
Sr. Professional Security Compliance at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

I like that the solution has an endless capacity, there are no limitations and it's a stable platform. 

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AG
Engineer consultant at a legal firm with 51-200 employees

I have found the most valuable feature to be the performance. We have a large database in my company and there is not likely a solution that has the performance we need.

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SJ
Director Of Sales Marketing at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The thing two things that I like most about Oracle Database are its scalability and performance.

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AR
Vice President & Head of IT Governance at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's very reliable.

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DJ
ETL Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It is user-friendly. It didn't take me much time to learn it. 

We can understand the real issue or message for most of the errors. We can easily understand why we are getting an error, which is helpful for fixing it.

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Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The procedures work very well. 

It's fast compared to other databases.

The syntax options are available in Google.

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YK
Group Lead at a security firm with 1-10 employees

The most valuable feature is the Oracle RAC.

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OV
Technical Manager IT Development at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The features that I have found most valuable are its cloud and API features.

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SK
AI Data Architect at a media company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features of this solution are that it's stable, and it's safe.

There is a lot of information available on the internet, so problems can easily be fixed.

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MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Oracle Database has many useful functions and features suitable for big programs and complex business models.

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OK
System Specialist at a university with 501-1,000 employees

Oracle Database is easy to use.

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WR
Sales Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

Big companies and millions of smaller businesses need Oracle Database because it's secure. The implementation of services is good for data security in Oracle. Implementing higher availability is also good. Whenever one side goes down, the other side will be up. I like using Oracle Database in Oracle x86 Servers. It's more comfortable to use Oracle Database in this situation.

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JI
System Analyst and Team Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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

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Consultant Peoplesoft at NYS Consultoria

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

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AD
BU Delivery Head at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

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

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MM
IT Project Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

This solution is very reliable. The performance is great.  

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MR
Deputy Head of ICT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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

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MM
Data Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

It is very easy to use the product.

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LN
Program Director

The most valuable feature of Oracle Database is its stability - one can trust that the database is always working.

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AP
User

I like the performance power and the interface of the solution. 

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EK
Sr Lead Data & Information Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like the design of the database because it works well. I also like the stability of the solution.

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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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