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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Database

[Oracle Database is] a great database solution, it suits very well all kinds of applications and problems. The good thing about it is the relational part, because everyone with a
little knowledge of databases can use the SQL language to deal with the
tables and contents. BUT it is expensive, so if you have a small business, it may not be the best option.
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

Almost all development activities (the tool is called "SQL Developer", not "DBA Toolset") can be done easily and quick with [Oracle] SQL Developer. From data model creation (tables, views) to development (creation of procedures, functions, packages) and then testing (SQL Developer includes an easy to use debugger), all tasks can be performed in a single tool.
It may not be as complete as other solutions for DBA tasks like instance monitoring, but it is usually OK for development and testing environments if you want to do some basic troubleshooting.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Oracle Database

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

  • Object Browser in SQL Developer allows you to explore the contents of your database using the connection tree.
  • The SQL Worksheet is an editor that allows for execution of SQL statements, scripts, and PL/SQL anonymous blocks. SELECT statements can be executed to return results in a spreadsheet-like 'grid' or can be executed as a script such to emulate SQL*Plus behavior and output
  • DBA Console allows users with administrative privileges to access DBA features such as database init file configuration, RMAN backup, storage, etc.
Joe He | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Database

  • 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.
Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

  • Inability to run multiple queries on the same database. You can only run one query on a given database.
  • Analytical models created from complex tables isn't accurate, and needs work.
  • Inability to view multiple tables of a database side-by-side. When trying to find correlations between tables, it would help to be able to see them at once on the same page.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Database

Oracle Database 8.2
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 8.5
Based on 3 answers
It allows most users to perform daily activities in a simple way, with no cost since the tool is free.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Database

Oracle Database 7.4
Based on 5 answers
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.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It has lot of features that are required in SQL editor. It does the job well and is reliable. It is user friendly, integrates with different databases, and can be used for advanced database management activities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Database

Oracle Database 10.0
Based on 7 answers
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.
Sarju Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 7.1
Based on 2 answers
Oracle support is good. In general a get good and quick answers to my questions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Database

Oracle Database 9.6
Based on 6 answers
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
Omar Faruq | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Just download and uncompress!
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Database

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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SQL Developer

I have started to use Toad for Oracle recently because it is easier to sort and filter results, due to their memory sort feature that puts the results from your query in memory so that you don't have to rerun your query. I have used SQL Developer to easily update records in tables that I need to fix. I haven't found an easy way to do this in Toad other than writing SQL insert statements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Database

  • Multiple applications can use the same database and still get high performance
  • Licensing cost is still a concern compared to the other options available in the market that are very very inexpensive
  • Almost a maintenance free database
  • Oracle Grid makes life easy in terms of monitoring and managing the databases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

  • It gives 100% return on investment as it is free of cost.
  • No need to have multiple tools for each database
  • Considering the employee training, so one can save money on training, as it is not very hard to use so still savings.
Binoy Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Database

General

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

SQL Developer

General

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

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