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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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Oracle NoSQL Database is well-suited for you if your data formats are not consistent, if you have limited hardware resources, if you higher data throughput (whether the database is on the cloud or running locally), and if you don't need a declarative query language to maintain a standardized schema of your data. If you need reduced data redundancy and require ACID compliance, you are better off finding an SQL database solution.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Data-model flexibility. Unlike RDBMS solutions, Oracle NoSQL does not restrict you to a predefined set of data types. Ability to Handle an Increased Amount of Traffic. As Oracle NoSQL can process queries much quicker than Oracle Database, Oracle NoSQL is able to respond to a lot more queries in the same amount of time. Data-model simplicity. In SQL-oriented databases, there is a learning curve in learning the relationship between databases, tables, rows, and keys. On the other hand, Oracle NoSQL's key-value based storage is much easier to get the hang of. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Fewer analytical functions to choose from. When compared to Oracle Database, there is significant difference in the amount of built-in analytical functions. Eventual data consistency. It is not guaranteed that a write or delete query will be immediately visible for subsequent queries. Data redundancy. As there are no mechanisms that insure data integrity, users are more likely to have redundant data across their documents. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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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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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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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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Oracle is more of an enterprise-level database than Access and
SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise
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I have not used any other types of NoSQL databases.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review We pay less for computing resources, as Oracle NoSQL databases respond quicker than our previous SQL databases. Our database administrators and software developers do not need to worry about "data massaging" and can focus on perfecting application logic. Oracle NoSQL has built-in integration to other Oracle products, so we didn't not need to spend money on building custom integrators or higher additional developers. Read full review ScreenShots