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Oracle Database 12c

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Amazon Aurora

Many places where Aurora is well suited:
  • If you are trying to build a serverless backend.
  • Amazon hosted relational database service (RDS). So we do not have to manage the database maintenance.
  • Backup and archival can be done to AWS S3, which is very convenient.
  • It provides high performance and scalability.
  • It's very secure. You could use AWS Key management service (KMS) to encrypt and store data on AWS Aurora.
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Oracle Database 12c

Well suited for critical applications that need high availability and robust security options.
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Pros

  • The MySQL compatibility meant we didn't have to change anything in our system which used to run on a MySQL database. It was a very simple configuration change to point at the new instance once set up
  • Much better performance than our previous MySQL database (hosted on AWS RDS) for lower costs due to the way storage is managed
  • Storage management is much more simple as it grows and shrinks with you without having to allocate and deallocate storage to the database
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  • Speed - Oracle 12c is incredibly fast over very large data sets, the Oracle optimizer allows for complex queries to have results returned very quickly.
  • Enterprise Dataset size - Oracle 12c is built to handle the needs of a large organization.
  • Disaster recovery - built-in replication methods and archival allows for easier maintenance for business-critical data.
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Cons

  • Without direct access to the instances it isn't possible to do a few things you'd be able to do if you were running your own database server, but this is rarely an issue
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  • License costs for Oracle Database are pretty high and not affordable at all for some companies
  • Installation and maintenance of the database is quite difficult (not specifically in this release)
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Oracle Database 12c8.8
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I invested a lot in learning this piece of art, and beside the fact that is very powerful it is quite easy to administer via enterprise managed
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Oracle Database 12c8.8
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lack of mobile version of product, otherwise 10
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Oracle Database 12c8.5
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The ORACLE-SUPPORT gives quick responses most of the time I raised a service request. They help us resolve issues and they also come on call if required. I have resolved many issues on my production databases using their help in minimum time. If the issue is critical and the response is late from them,we initiate call to manager
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Oracle Database 12c8.9
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easy database installation even for high availability environmentsreliable infrastructure if correctly installed
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Alternatives Considered

Unlike proprietary solutions like Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon Aurora does not need proprietary licensing, so we can use this budget to get cloud solutions with high availability and performance, at a similar rate. When compared to MySQL or Postgres SQL, it allows us to have a database system always updated with the most current features and security best practices without having to worry about it. In normal database systems like MySQL to keep the database system up to date we need to have someone always looking for new upgrades.As it relies on MySQL there is no extra formation for a team that is already used to a MySQL solution.
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Its not a straight forward comparison, but the other major DB platform we use is Actian Matrix. The latter being a columnar non-relational database, it really is a case of comparing apples to oranges - both are fruits but beyond that entirely different. Or in this case, both are 'databases' but aside from a share common SQL structure, they are quite different. Oracle is great at indexing and dealing with relatively small amounts of data. Actian Matrix is fantastic for data mining and massive amounts of data. Different tools for different jobs.
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Return on Investment

  • The customers where we implemented Amazon Aurora database don't need to have an employee specialized in features and security upgrades.
  • The database replication and schedule for backup tasks are much easier, so less prone to errors.
  • We have never had a database downtime on our applications, which is essential for our customer business.
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  • Oracle database 12C had just positive impact on our overall business objectives as we could make full use of Flex cluster, Flex ASM and it saved our transactions during node failure.
  • We have installed OEM 12C in one server using which we monitor Oracle 11g, 12C databases and we monitor hosts and goldengate which has eased the server administration
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Amazon Aurora

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Oracle Database 12c

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Free Trial
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No
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