What users are saying about
44 Ratings

Oracle Database

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
661 Ratings
44 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.3 out of 101

Oracle Database

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
661 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.7 out of 101

Add comparison

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora Serverless is great for micro-services and serverless. If DynamoDB's pricing structure and management appeal to you, but you want a RDBMS, consider Amazon Aurora Serverless. If you have a microservices architecture and are apprehensive about the cost of one-RDS-instance-per-service for every test cluster, consider Amazon Aurora Serverless. Aurora MySQL lacks many features you'd expect from PostgreSQL; the absence of these features may be more tolerable for OLTP use-cases than OLAP use-cases.
No photo available

Oracle Database

I find Oracle databases to be top notch at what they are designed to do. There are minor nuisances, but I'm sure all database platforms have some issues. Oracle is often upgrading their databases which introduce new functionality and more powerful ways to interact with the databases. Overall, thoroughly enjoy working with Oracle's products.
No photo available

Pros

  • Aurora's throughput is great compared to MySQL and MariaDB.
  • Aurora Serverless's pay-per-use makes it very inexpensive when used for services that are idle most of the day. This helps us adhere to the one-database-per-microservice pattern; cost is no longer a concern.
  • Aurora is mostly managed. Administering databases will never be a competitive advantage for my company.
  • Aurora has great integration with other AWS products, like DMS.
No photo available
  • As expected out of an enterprises level database, Oracle DB supports wide availability to application development, through database connection options whether it be by a direct or cloud connection.
  • Oracle DB can support distributed applications, which provides support to cloud based users and application. As well as large data sets needed in data warehousing which is great for data mining.
Louis Marceau profile photo

Cons

  • Just like AWS DynamoDB which is a not a SQL solution and is truly a global DB, it would be great if AWS Aurora can become a global DB. What that means is that it is multi-region multi-master. That way writes to different regions of AWS would all be in sync and available in replicas on different regions.
No photo available
  • I would like to see the rename USER feature. That can bring sweeping benefits in many cases.
  • Unexpected LOAD due to features - If some parallel server parameters are not fixed wisely, the system can overload server/DB and DB will stick.
  • A lot of parameters, need to reduce and readjust them.
Ashwani Garg profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Database9.1
Based on 1 answer
Oracle is a very Robust Database and it has been able to give us the performance and availability that is needed for our application.
No photo available

Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Database8.2
Based on 2 answers
Very usable.
Robert Xu profile photo

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Database4.0
Based on 2 answers
The product is very good but when you need help it's very difficult. Oracle must have a database with all the customers' configuration so we don't lose a lot of time answering questions.We finally contract with a premium DBA to solve all our issues.
Gonzalo Segarra profile photo

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Database9.1
Based on 1 answer
Once server has been provisioned we need to install Oracle software, create database, setup jobs, import data and setup replication. these are some of key tasks.
No photo available

Alternatives Considered

Aurora MySQL 5.6 lacks many of the features of PostgreSQL, and even more recent versions of MySQL or MariaDB. You may be able to tolerate these deficiencies; simple OLTP use-cases will be served adequately. Like RDS and DynamoDB, Aurora is managed and integrates well with other AWS products. Amazon Aurora Serverless can be much less expensive than RDS, however.
No photo available
Oracle is quite stable and feature rich in comparison with other RDBMS available in market. Other RDBMS, do not support VLDB, not feature rich, low performance and a lot of bugs.
Ashwani Garg profile photo

Return on Investment

  • The costs of Aurora is 5x and 3x less than RDS MySql and Postgres on AWS. Hence tremendous cost savings.
  • Bring up your database in a matter of minutes. This is very crucial for quick solutions on the cloud.
  • Best suited for serverless backend solutions for microservices.
  • Highly secure for banking applications with AWS KMS.
No photo available
  • The use of Oracle Database has improved overall availability, performance, and the capabilities of the business systems, and it has a positive impact on ROI.
  • Oracle has the reputation of being expensive. If not planned, sized, and estimated appropriately, one could over spend on things that are not necessary. That will inevitably result in a negative impact on ROI.
  • Think about long term, and the availability of people's skill sets within the organization, and the skills accessible outside. Use the right tools for the jobs.
Robert Xu profile photo

Pricing Details

Amazon Aurora

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Database

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details