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  • Oracle Berkeley DB is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Oracle Berkeley DB

95%
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8.0

Oracle TimesTen

80%
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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle

Berkely Database is particularly adept in its ability to scale, partition, and segment data sequences in a clear and efficient manner. It also requires little manual administration, and is capable of scaling 256 TB of data into a single file. This has been very helpful for us.
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Oracle

TimesTen is well suited for applications using smaller data or smaller data stores and where transaction response times are not as business critical. TimesTen is good for applications already accessing Oracle and need to cache data for quick read/write operations. TimesTen is not appropriate for large data dependent applications or applications requiring fast response times. In these cases, using Oracle database or Exadata is better
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Pros

Oracle

  • Supports multiple concurrent processes manipulating databases as large as 256 TB.
  • There are existing API bindings for the most common languages on the market i.e. C++, C#, Java, Perl, PHP, Python.
  • Provides a high-performance data storage.
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Oracle

  • With basic database experience, TimesTen has a very short learning curve.
  • The installation and setup is easy and straightforward. The command line instructions are easy to follow.
  • The error logging mechanism is simple and efficient. The system log files are helpful in troubleshooting problems with using TimesTen.
  • The maintenance tools are user friendly and effective. Upgrading is easy and quick. TimesTen is almost a self-administrating database.
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Cons

Oracle

  • Implementation was difficult
  • Customer service not always best
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Oracle

  • Provide better monitoring tools of TimesTen daemon, servers and connections.
  • Improved support for APIs. The libraries lack the necessary code for applications to customize for applications using TimesTen.
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Pricing Details

Oracle Berkeley DB

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    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    Oracle TimesTen

    Starting Price

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    Oracle TimesTen editions and modules pricing
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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Alternatives Considered

      Oracle

      In our opinion Oracle Berkeley DB is the most mature solution outperforming other vendors in several aspects. Its high and solid stable performance has huge significance to us and to our customers. Wide spread community of Berkeley DB users is a valuable source of information. Also high quality support provided by Oracle makes solving any emerging issues super fast and easy.
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      Oracle

      Sybase does not have an in-memory database until version 15 so TimesTen was ideal for caching data. TimesTen has reliable replication and backing up mechanisms. Oracle takes longer to set up and use for most applications where as TimesTen is a smaller DBMS that is quick and easy to set up and use. TimesTen can connect to Oracle for caching data so using Oracle as a backend makes sense
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      Return on Investment

      Oracle

      • Made us more scalable
      • Gave us cleaner data
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      Oracle

      • TimesTen has had a positive impact from a developer's perspective because implementing TimesTen is quick and easy. The benefits of TimesTen can be seen almost instantly. For instance, the application start up time is faster, the data is easy to maintain and the performance is fast for TimesTen clients.
      • TimesTen has had a positive impact for the business because it can be made accessible to users via a GUI. This gives users transparency to the data at any time.
      • The negative impact is that once the TimesTen database has grown too large, the application should move to using Oracle database or else it suffers from performance degradation and stability issues.
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