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Oracle Database 12c

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Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service is best for situations where you need to use a MariaDB or MySQL Database, but do not want to spend time setting up and securing the server/software. Amazon Relational Database Service manages all of this for you, so it is very easy to get up and running and have an enterprise-ready environment ready for use.
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Oracle Database 12c

Oracle 12c is appropriate for large-scale enterprise applications where data availability, integrity, disaster recovery and efficiency is important. It is not well suited to smaller organizations with small data sets and less need for immediate disaster cutover. The license cost for an Oracle 12c database installation makes it not relevant for small installations or smaller applications, while the support of Oracle and data archival and maintenance make a large installation well worth it.
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Pros

  • Redundency
  • Managed Updates
  • Security
  • Unified billing
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  • Oracle12c Data Guard ensures high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery for enterprise data. It is one of the oracle finest solution for disaster recovery and data corruption. In this setup - You have one Primary and one or more standby DB in two or more different geographical locations. So, if the database hosted in one location goes down due to planned or unplanned outages, you can easily operate business from remote location database.
  • Oracle12c RAC provides Scale-up architecture. Oracle RAC ensures High Availability. In RAC architecture you have at least two or more physical servers with same configuration connected thru interconnect network. So, if one server goes down, you still have database running from the other(surviving) nodes. In this architecture - You can have appropriate on-demand services. You can easily scale up Servers, CPU, Memory.
  • Oracle12c has amazing Performance Tuning framework. You can very easily fine-tune databases running on Oracle12c. Some of the great features are Oracle ADDM, AWR report, ASH report, SQL report, SQL Plan Management, Tuning Advisor - SQL Tuning Advisor, SQL Access Advisor.
  • Oracle12c has great Back and Recovery solution using Oracle RMAN(Recovery Manager). Without much intervention and work, you can easily restore the database backup whenever and whereever you want.
  • Oracle12c provides great security standards that meet fundamental data security requirements - Data Confidentiality, Data Integrity and Data Availability.
  • Oracle Label Security, Oracle Data Redaction, Oracle Data Masking and subsetting, Transparent data protection, database storage encryption, Unified Auditing, and Oracle fine-grained audit are some great oracle features.
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Cons

  • Unable to run custom software on RDS servers
  • Customer support is lackluster
  • Price
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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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As a Oracle Database administrator,I do installation upgradation to oracle 12C and we can make use of the new features that are introduced in this version to secure data in better ways hence I highly recommend using this database software
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Usability

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Oracle Database 12c8.8
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As a Oracle Database administrator,I have installed oracle 12c databases and upgraded my databases to 12c and made use of new features that are introduced in this version. It has given us many features using which I can secure my data in a broader way hence I highly recommend usage of oracle 12c version.
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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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Implementation

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Oracle Database 12c8.9
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The implementation of Oracle Database 12C was smooth and upgradation can be performed in minimum time as oracle 12C gives option to perform metadata upgrade using parallel option
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Alternatives Considered

Honestly, there aren't a lot of great alternatives to RDS, and most likely the real alternative is just running an instance on your local box. While lots of other services (like Rackspace) offer hosted database solutions, RDS in my opinion, is the clear winner on price, availability, and failover support
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Even if is quite expensive, Oracle Database 12c is way better than most of its competitors thanks to Oracle experience and skills on database technologies. Oracle Database has always guaranteed the best data recovery and fault management policies, thanks to Oracle's RAC environment. Oracle Database also guarantees reliability, scalability, and inter-connectivity with existing applications (belonging to Oracle suite or not).For multinational corporations it is really important to have a stable and always accessible environment, since they work at every time zone, as well as a good level of performance in getting answers to queries, and most of Oracle's competitors can't pledge these features, especially open source ones like PostgreSQL.
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Return on Investment

  • Much less time spent managing database versions, restores, cloning and uptime.
  • Allows us to create server clusters which can push our business goals.
  • Allows us to push the envelope of what's possible in our backend systems.
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  • Data querying is very fast, thanks to query plan optimization
  • Data is securely stored inside the database
  • Fault are well managed thanks to Oracle's RAC environment, allowing data to be always available
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Amazon RDS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Oracle Database 12c

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