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Oracle Autonomous Database

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Likelihood to Recommend

HelpSystems Automate Plus

Anything where automation would be helpful, I'd recommend. If you're doing a task over and over again, Automate can likely work and do it for you. It helps to keep things running exactly the same so that when failures occur, they can easily be traced to their source.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Database

[Oracle Autonomous Database] is well suited if you already have an vested interest in the Oracle Cloud, since Autonomous Database will closely integrate into the Oracle Cloud. It will able to deliver faster, simplified, and consistent Oracle deployments. On the other hand, if you're currently using another Cloud provider such as AWS or Microsoft Azure and has no plan to change in the near-term, it's probably not a good idea to invest in the Oracle Cloud. Multi-Cloud integration strategies are often more costly and often have architectural design issues and/or incompatibilities that will be difficult to overcome.
Johnny Wu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.0
Version control tools
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
6.3
Test data generation
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
5.9
Performance optimization tools
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
8.1
Schema maintenance
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.7
Database change management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.0

Database Administration

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.2
User management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.0
Database security
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
8.0
Database status reporting
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.4
Change management
HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
6.3

Pros

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • Very detailed task builder. Easy to read step by step a task's operation even if you don't have much programming knowledge.
  • Scheduling for automation jobs is very flexible. Allows us to create all kinds of job schedules as needed.
  • Organization of jobs, tasks, conditions is done well. Allows us to easily manage our items.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Database

  • Robust - this product doesn't have a lot of downtime. It's less prone to errors than some other tools I've worked with.
  • Scalable - we can keep adding more things to it. We haven't hit any roadblocks when we've tried to do more with our database.
Manish Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • AutoMate's Windows interface can be quite buggy at times. We are using the latest and final build of AutoMate 10. It took many iterations to get this most stable build, but there are still many little issues that happen when building tasks. Copying and pasting too much causes GUI errors and can crash. Things don't indent properly, success/failure arrow lines in the Job window don't flow perfectly straight, etc. There is a newer version AutoMate 11, but it's so buggy we can't even use it properly.
  • Memory management is terrible on Aut 10 and 11. Just working in the program for a little bit building tasks has memory leaks that don't resolve until you close out of the program. You'll be using several GB of ram in no time.
  • Dashboard reporting could be better. We'd like a better way to track how jobs are running, when failures occur, etc. You can do that now, but the interface is cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Database

  • Autonomous DB integration with PeopleSoft. Issues noticed in the application.
  • More flexibility of user access to DB OS.
  • External connections using DB link is not possible .
  • Appears sophisticated as a majority of the controls reside with Oracle in terms of security, patching, maintenance, tuning. Less responsibility to a proficient DBA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HelpSystems Automate Plus

No score
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Oracle Autonomous Database

Oracle Autonomous Database 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Autonomous is the way of the future and this is one system which is crucial to any system and is also autonomous.It is self-tuning and self-maintaining which are major advantages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HelpSystems Automate Plus

At an older job we used to use SSIS as kind of an automation tool as well as it could also be used to connect to FTP sources, read files, etc. AutoMate is simply centrally designed to be true automation software. It is much more robust, can work with a variety of software (including SSIS itself) and is much quicker to integrate and troubleshoot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Database

Oracle Autonomous Database provides self administration features that are not available in previous databases like Oracle Database 12c and previous versions. So this is really good for the organizations to best use the resources and improve the performance of the applications. In addition, we don't have to think more about the versioning because this database will be take care of this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HelpSystems Automate Plus

  • It's been a net positive as AutoMate requires less eyes on specific tasks so that people can focus attention elsewhere and do more analysis.
  • Less manual work also decreases the chances of mistakes and/or missed jobs. Since Automate can schedule everything, send email notifications, etc., there is less time wasted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Autonomous Database

  • Oracle Autonomous Database, and the safe harbor statements, are good, and when it comes to availability Oracle should control the number of bugs we hit every year, and they need to test all those bugs and the impacts before they release. They may be doing it today, but still, they need to invest their money into it. Even TDE is new and needs to improve a lot. The troubleshooting with TDE and skill level in Oracle needs to improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

HelpSystems Automate Plus

General

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

Oracle Autonomous Database

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HelpSystems Automate Plus
8.0
Oracle Autonomous Database
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

HelpSystems Automate Plus
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.0

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