Oracle Database

Oracle Database

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What is Oracle Database?

The Oracle Database, now in edition 19c, is presented by the vendor as an industry leading database that delivers leading-edge innovations, including machine learning to enable self-driving data management. An enterprise, database cloud service, it is designed to support mixed...
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Money Well Spent!

10 out of 10
June 23, 2022
[Our] Entire organizational data is placed in Oracle 12c. We, as an organization are extremely satisfied with the performance and the …
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10 out of 10
April 29, 2021
Oracle 12c is used to support the shopping website of the organization, it's very robust, high performing and THE database is scalable to …
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What is Oracle Database?

The Oracle Database, now in edition 19c, is presented by the vendor as an industry leading database that delivers leading-edge innovations, including machine learning to enable self-driving data management. An enterprise, database cloud service, it is designed to support mixed workloads through any deployment strategy, on premises or in the cloud.

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The Oracle Database, now in edition 19c, is presented by the vendor as an industry leading database that delivers leading-edge innovations, including machine learning to enable self-driving data management. An enterprise, database cloud service, it is designed to support mixed workloads through any deployment strategy, on premises or in the cloud.

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The most common users of Oracle Database are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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June 23, 2022

Money Well Spent!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Fast indexing data.
  • Supports clustered environment.
  • Various tools to handle the data.
  • Materialized views with extremely large datasets.
  • Backing up blobs and clobs.
  • Inserting huge amounts of data is somewhat slow as compared to IBM DB2
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Oracle Database 12c has the ability to scale to support intensive workloads.
  • PL/SQL provides an efficient way to develop data-intensive processes that are able to interact with data without transferring it to an app server
  • Partitioning, Compression and Encryption are some of the optional features that enhance performance, reduce costs and secure the information stored in Oracle Database 12c
  • New (actually it is more than five years old) multi-tenant architecture is not as straightforward as SQL Server, but it has been enhanced in Oracle 12c Release 2 and later 18c and 19c.
  • Many features require additional licensing (either as options or as packs) that increase the total cost
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Oracle's High Availability setup is very durable
  • Performance of the database is very good for large databases
  • DR setup is very reliable and can be setup easily
  • ASM Storage management makes life easy in managing the datafiles
  • Licensing cost is very expensive
  • Sometimes getting an expert in Oracle support might be a challenge
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Stable database platform.
  • Sellable enterprise database platform.
  • Known and trusted vendor.
  • Cost: platform is expensive
  • Virtualization support: Licensing model makes virtualization costly.
  • Difficult to work with: Oracle is one of the most difficult vendors to work with.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Oracle12c Data Guard ensures high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery for enterprise data. It is one of the oracle finest solution for disaster recovery and data corruption. In this setup - You have one Primary and one or more standby DB in two or more different geographical locations. So, if the database hosted in one location goes down due to planned or unplanned outages, you can easily operate business from remote location database.
  • Oracle12c RAC provides Scale-up architecture. Oracle RAC ensures High Availability. In RAC architecture you have at least two or more physical servers with same configuration connected thru interconnect network. So, if one server goes down, you still have database running from the other(surviving) nodes. In this architecture - You can have appropriate on-demand services. You can easily scale up Servers, CPU, Memory.
  • Oracle12c has amazing Performance Tuning framework. You can very easily fine-tune databases running on Oracle12c. Some of the great features are Oracle ADDM, AWR report, ASH report, SQL report, SQL Plan Management, Tuning Advisor - SQL Tuning Advisor, SQL Access Advisor.
  • Oracle12c has great Back and Recovery solution using Oracle RMAN(Recovery Manager). Without much intervention and work, you can easily restore the database backup whenever and whereever you want.
  • Oracle12c provides great security standards that meet fundamental data security requirements - Data Confidentiality, Data Integrity and Data Availability.
  • Oracle Label Security, Oracle Data Redaction, Oracle Data Masking and subsetting, Transparent data protection, database storage encryption, Unified Auditing, and Oracle fine-grained audit are some great oracle features.
  • In Oracle Data Guard - Oracle standby database is most of the time passive and nothing happening on it other than applying the log. Even in Oracle Active Data Guard configuration - You can not do more than running the business SQL query on the standby. Oracle must come up with solution such that standby database can also be fully utilized as a full operational database.
  • Oracle should improve on Oracle internal locking mechanism, latch, and data concurrency. I have seen databases which runs fine with less number of ACTIVE user sessions. When ACTIVE user sessions are increased in the same database - db performance is deteriorated proportionately. If the database kernel has designed correctly, there won't be any db performance issue regardless of any number of user connections/sessions.
  • In current time - DB growth is very common, today your db size is 20GB, It may be 500GB at the end of the year, so on and so on. With respect to db size increase, Oracle must improve on RMAN(Recovery Manager) backup tool. The expectation is that faster backup and restore as and when needed. There is always a debate that - Please don't run RMAN backup,data pump export backup, and gather stats job during business peak hours as it will impact DB performance. Oracle database should have designed in such that Administrative jobs like Backup, data pump export and DB gather stats should not have db performance impact anytime, at any cost. Even Oracle claims that Oracle DBRM (Database Resource Manager) is solution to this problem, but, in actual, it doesn't address the problem in much better way.
April 29, 2021

Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Multitenant architecture has reduced the DB foot print and maintenance.
  • Refreshing test database from production has become affordable and manageable.
  • Restoring and recovering tables with Rman has become easy with 12c.
  • Like MySQL Oracle also should provide a way to manage both unstructured and structured Data in same DB.
  • More free training through OTN (self study videos) about 12c performance and how to adapt to it.
  • Plan stability without adapting to use SPM when upgrading to newer versions. SPM has caused problems like taking up too much memory in the DB server when implementing it to overcome the shortcomings of upgrade with optimizer behavior altering the performance. In a way a more adaptable approach would be beneficial for DBAs for upgrade not compromising performance which I think is one of the biggest challenges upgrading .
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
  • Nothing much I could think of but ya it is very tough to understand it's functions and it's use.
  • It is quite expensive as well.
Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Automated database objects validation: correctness of views, packages, triggers, and everything is built-in. This minimizes the risk of using malfunctioned software and makes it easy to fix broken code.
  • Rich programmability model: the database supports not only the very rich SQL but also PLSQL, Java and it has very good command-line tools that make change management easy and efficient.
  • Excellent for data warehousing with its support for automatic materialized views management, table sequences, data types, updatable cursors, advanced SQL as Windowing Functions, built-in upsert semantics via the Merge SQL.
  • 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.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • High stability and reliability
  • A complete set of database features
  • Performance is sub-optimal when data size is large.
  • Non-trivial effort to setup. We have to build some automation so developers can save some time to set it up on their local machines.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Pluggable databases really help with consolidation.
  • Restore a table or table partition easily using RMAN.
  • Online migration of a Table Partition or Sub Partition.
  • License on virtual infrastructure.
  • Technical support needs to improve.
  • Data Guard setup needs to simplify and troubleshooting is still too complex.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Oracle Database does security and compliance very well out of the box without the need for much configuration.
  • It works very well across on-prem and cloud deployments where we want part of the database in-house (due to compliance reasons) while the rest can be in the public cloud.
  • It is also very good in scaling to large datasets and performance numbers ( time to run a SQL query) are much better than DB2, Microsoft SQL Server etc.
  • Pricing can be improved to make it much more competitive with other RDBMS options in the space
  • Best practices documents and deployment scenarios for running Oracle Database on non-Oracle cloud platforms would be helpful (for example Oracle Database on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure).
  • Certainly room for better integrated and automated SQL tuning.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Highly performant/reliable and good technical support
  • ACID -- Supports ACID transactions
  • Non-structured Data -- XML, hard to use
  • High Availability -- Real application clusters are available but it is difficult to set up and maintain
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Flashback! With Oracle, you can flashback an entire database or just some tables to the state they were in at a certain point in time. Or you can even write a query that uses the data from a point in time. Very valuable for testing and maybe recovering from an error you just discovered you'd made! Of course, there is overhead for this feature and you need to dedicate a lot of disk space for it and you can't go back forever, but there are times where this is so handy and much quicker than restoring a backup (especially an Oracle backup in multi-tenant architecture).
  • There are all sorts of features for limiting the resource usage of users.
  • Oracle GUI tools for the developer and the DBA are lacking in polish and user-friendliness. Error handling is poor. You need to restart the tool (esp SQL Developer) at least once a day to correct non-sensical results. Enterprise Manager is known to be powerful but hard to learn/hard to use. Instead much is done on the command line which means you need to memorize commands like in the ancient days of MS-DOS. There are many GUI tools that Oracle produces each with a different idea of how user interfaces should be set up. An awful mishmash. They need to learn to write software from the user;'s point of view.
  • Oracle support is not helpful. Oracle is the world's most difficult database to use (especially for the DBA) but the support is lacking - not a winning business model. Slow responses. The first line of support usually knew less than I did because I had plumbed the depths of the Internet before calling them. The support folk were usually from India based on their names. The support process asks if you'd rather get help via email or a phone call. I'd usually say phone call but due to the time difference, they rarely would oblige. I hear that there are certain times of day that if you put in your support request then, you are more likely to get US-based help. It was so common to wait forever for help so you'd have to escalate it to the next level. The next level folks were more likely to know something. See the next point re: support.
December 05, 2019

THE Database and RDBMS

Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • "THE" Database, period. No more robust, secure, and stable relational database exists.
  • Support from a wide range of professionals all over the world. Their academies and documentation is well above the average.
  • Absolute best reliability in the market: ACID was kinda invented by those guys.
  • Thousands of supporting tools, technologies, etc.
  • They moved into the cloud! and are now a quite strong competitor vs. Amazon Web Cloud.
  • The licences around using the DB are quite pricey. But hey, for a high quality, you cannot expect a freeware software...
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It works in different operative systems.
  • You can manage it with a web console.
  • You can have different Oracle tools to complement it.
  • Not many Oracle Database administrators in Columbia.
  • It is not easy to manage.
  • The licenses are expensive.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Replication using GoldenGate. We replicate almost 500k transactions per day between Brasil and México and it works perfectly.
  • Velocity, quality, and support.
  • Relational database to handle financial transaction systems using OLTP when customers pay for fuel.
  • Parallel execution to apply multiple CPU and I/O resources to the execution of a single database operation.
  • It's hard to find Oracle specialists.
  • Oracle specialists are expensive.
November 20, 2019

Immensely complicated

Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The database itself rarely goes down.
  • Bringing up new Oracle instances is relatively painless.
  • With the help of data pumps, moving data from place to place is a breeze.
  • If you pay for their support, while they aren't the speediest, they are incredibly well informed and are an amazing help.
  • Immensely complicated. Of all the databases we use, this one has by far the most moving parts.
  • It is highly recommended to have a dedicated Oracle DBA on staff if you want your databases healthy. We have no such difficulty with Sybase, SQL Server or SAP IQ.
  • While the Support Team is incredibly informative, they are often very slow to respond and are often unwilling to answer questions that don't directly solve the problem at hand.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I really like the robust architecture it provides.
  • It is a very detailed database and is much more scalable than other competitors.
  • Documentation is great and very detailed.
  • Sometimes it gets really complex at writing some large geo spatial queries.
  • Spatial indexing could be easier.
  • It requires some level of expertise to operate.
November 05, 2019

Oracle Database review

Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Secure - Great security by itself and along additional packs (Advanced Security).
  • Excellent perfomance and availability
  • Lot of add-in packs that complement and strengthen the ecosystem
  • Complex - not easy to find qualified Oracle administrators
  • Oracle training is very expensive
  • Complicated interface - should be more user-friendly (yes, even for tech users)
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Reliable - The backend database is very reliable with very high availability. i.e. we have not had nonplanned downtime for the past years.
  • Solid and consistent performance - Application reporting is always on time and users have consistent performance in retrieving data.
  • Secure - Great security with security issues so far.
  • User-friendly - It is kept as an old/traditional way to access. I would like to see more flexibility and ease of use.
  • Easy and clearly stated about backward support - for instance, it introduced CDB and PDB and I would like to documents to convert traditional DB to CDB/PDB
  • Need to provide easy access for administrative tools. MS SQL Server Enterprise Manager has it within the product and it'd make it easy to use to manage Oracle Database 12c.
October 23, 2019

Oracle DB

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • Growth capability- Will allow you to grow and upgrade from std to enterprise edition as needed for functionality
  • Security options available
  • Enterprise level product
  • Can be pricing if run on commodity servers when you don't need full capacity because of licensing
  • Std Edition has limited features and often needs to be upgraded to Enterprise edition
  • Can be complicated to install properly
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The query execution and optimization engine are just great in Oracle. A simple "Explain Plan" statement will give a thorough analysis of the query execution plan.
  • We store huge amount of data in our Oracle database, if we partition well and plan the loads correctly, the database is very fast and provides top performance.
  • For us to represent a persona and its relations is more convenient using a graph database rather than a relational DB like Oracle.
  • Oracle DB is a little more expensive than the other comparable products out there in the market. It will help if the licensing costs are reduced.
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