Oracle Autonomous Database vs. Oracle Database

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Autonomous Database
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Oracle Autonomous Database provides a self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing cloud service that eliminate the overhead and human errors associated with traditional database administration. Oracle Autonomous Database takes care of configuration, tuning, backup, patching, encryption, scaling, and more.N/A
Oracle Database
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Oracle Database, currently in edition 23c, offers native support for property graph data structures and graph queries. If you're looking for flexibility to build graphs in conjunction with transactional data, JSON, Spatial, and other data types, we got you covered. Developers can now easily build graph applications with SQL using existing SQL development tools and frameworks.N/A
Pricing
Oracle Autonomous DatabaseOracle Database
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle Autonomous DatabaseOracle Database
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Oracle Autonomous DatabaseOracle Database
Considered Both Products
Oracle Autonomous Database
Chose 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. …
Oracle Database

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Oracle Autonomous DatabaseOracle Database
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.0
24 Ratings
19% below category average
Oracle Database
-
Ratings
Version control tools6.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Test data generation5.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance optimization tools7.824 Ratings00 Ratings
Schema maintenance8.323 Ratings00 Ratings
Database change management7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.7
25 Ratings
11% below category average
Oracle Database
-
Ratings
User management8.024 Ratings00 Ratings
Database security8.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Database status reporting8.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management6.216 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle Autonomous DatabaseOracle Database
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(56 ratings)
9.1
(178 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.4
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Autonomous DatabaseOracle Database
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
Pro - Stability. Does everything anyone could need. If it's not there it will be on the next update. There is plenty of support for it. It's been around for a long time and it's reliable. The support is well documented and has a great reputation. Cons - Errors have been found in the documentation provided by Oracle with guidelines, etc. Oracles salespeople have a reputation of being obnoxious and condescending.
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Oracle
I believe Oracle Database is still the best RDBMS database which is the database to consider for OLTP applications and for Adhoc requests. They are good in Datawarehousing in certain aspects but not the best. Oracle is also a great database for scaling up with their Clusterware solution which also makes the database highly available with services moving to the live instance without much trouble.
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Pros
Oracle
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • Best thing about it is that it supports PL/SQL which is helpful in writing complex quarries easily.
  • Its storage capacity , backup and recovery features make it the best database storage tool available.
  • Other thing I like about this software is its interface is so good.
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Cons
Oracle
  • There is no access to the physical host of the DB. This is expected from a managed DB. Everything must be done through the console or via API calls. This is a new learning curve for the DBAs.
  • Due to the lack of physical host access, certain features are not supported, such as Transportable tablespaces and Oracle LogMiner.
  • Certain special data types, (such as XMLType) are not allowed; be sure the app vendor certifies their product on this platform.
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Oracle
  • The memory demand and management makes it impossible to run it in a container.
  • It is hard to perform local unit testing with Oracle even using the personal edition (aggressive all the available memory grab for itself).
  • Lack of built in database migrations (e.g. as Flyway).
  • The need to install the Oracle client in addition to its drivers.
  • The cost of running it, especially in the Cloud.
  • Comes with very spartan community grade client/management tools whereas the commercial offerings tend to demand a premium price.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
Because it does exactly what we need: it enables us to manage our development and testing database environments in a quick and simple way without requiring support from a database administrators team.
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Oracle
There is a lot of sunk cost in a product like Oracle 12c. It is doing a great job, it would not provide us much benefit to switch to another product even if it did the same thing due to the work involved in making such a switch. It would not be cost effective.
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Usability
Oracle
The product is continuously evolving and new features are added frequently. Management options through the OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) console and through the command line and API are being enhanced frequently.
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Oracle
Many of the powerful options can be auto-configured but there are still many things to take into account at the moment of installing and configuring an Oracle Database, compared with SQL Server or other databases. At the same time, that extra complexity allows for detailed configuration and guarantees performance, scalability, availability and security.
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Support Rating
Oracle
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Oracle
1. I have very good experience with Oracle Database support team. Oracle support team has pool of talented Oracle Analyst resources in different regions. To name a few regions - EMEA, Asia, USA(EST, MST, PST), Australia. Their support staffs are very supportive, well trained, and customer focused. Whenever I open Oracle Sev1 SR(service request), I always get prompt update on my case timely. 2. Oracle has zoom call and chat session option linked to Oracle SR. Whenever you are in Oracle portal - you can chat with the Oracle Analyst who is working on your case. You can request for Oracle zoom call thru which you can share the your problem server screen in no time. This is very nice as it saves lot of time and energy in case you have to follow up with oracle support for your case. 3.Oracle has excellent knowledge base in which all the customer databases critical problems and their solutions are well documented. It is very easy to follow without consulting to support team at first.
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Implementation Rating
Oracle
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Oracle
Overall the implementation went very well and after that everything came out as expected - in terms of performance and scalability. People should always install and upgrade a stable version for production with the latest patch set updates, test properly as much as possible, and should have a backup plan if anything unexpected happens
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
I found Oracle Autonomous Database very secure to store data and private information.I always feel secure with Oracle Autonomous Databases disaster recovery features.It is very effective to build applications for mobile and desktop devices lesser code using a low code development framework namely Oracle Application Express (ApEx).
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Oracle
Oracle is more of an enterprise-level database than Access and SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise isn't getting developed much (some people wonder how close it is to end of life) but SQL Server is miles ahead of Oracle IMO in terms of user experience and comparable in terms of performance AFAIK. As stated, a vendor forced our hand to use Oracle so we did not have a choice. If you are looking for help with an issue you are having, there are lots of SQL Server articles, etc. on the web and the community of SQL Server developers and DBA's is very strong and supportive. Oracle's help on the web is much more limited and often has an attitude that goes with it of superiority and lacking in compassion, IMO. For instance, check out the Ask Tom Oracle blog - a world of difference. If you choose Oracle, go into it with eyes wide open.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Oracle Autonomous Database has a wide range of warehouses, which is competent and of high performance.
  • The transactional processing power that Oracle Autonomous Database outlines are completely important and digital.
  • The efficiency of Oracle Autonomous Database data encryption fosters security measures, a form that demands more threat detectors.
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Oracle
  • Oracle Database 12c has had a very positive impact on our ability to build strong and robust custom applications in house without the need to come up with our own methods of data storage and management.
  • Oracle Database 12c has the strongest user interface of any database I have worked with and continuously is improving its strength with the addition of support for JSON and XML type objects in the database.
  • Oracle Database 12c is sometimes very heavy and DBA intensive, but the benefits far outweigh the costs, which we need to spend on DBA support for enabling security and access features.
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ScreenShots

Oracle Autonomous Database Screenshots

Screenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database is supported on Shared or Dedicated Exadata InfrastructureScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database supports workload-optimized cloud services for Data Warehouse, Transaction Processing,  JSON centric applicationsScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database supports  both License Included and Bring Your Own Licensing (BYOL) with  Yearly and Pay As You Go subscription pricingScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database provides built-in development  tools such as SQL Developer web, Performance Hub, APIs for data managementScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database provides native shell for API driven development