Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Autonomous Database
Oracle Autonomous Database was implemented as part of a proof of concept to simplify database creation and administration, enabling a quick way to deploy new instances without the need for highly trained database administrators in our development environments. Provisioning a new environment, having it disabled when it was not in use, and re-enabled as soon as it was required was one of the advantages we wanted to test.
- Quick and automated provisioning
- Automatic scaling
- Automatic backup
- Automatic upgrade/patching if required
- Robust and reliable
- Importing data from external sources can be simplified (it has been in the latest releases)
- Easy to set up and provision environments, allowing our development teams to quickly start working on new projects or specific tasks that require new databases
- Ability to quickly scale up and down based on demand.
- Most tedious database administration tasks are automated.
Actually, we used both Oracle Autonomous Database for our Oracle-related environments and Azure SQL and Azure VMs hosting SQL Server for our SQL Server-related environments. We have different products, some of them are platform independent (can be deployed on Oracle, SQL Server, or some other DBs engines) but some of them are platform-specific, so we work with different databases and platforms.
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Did implementation of Oracle Autonomous Database go as expected?
Would you buy Oracle Autonomous Database again?
We found it extremely recommendable for development and testing environments. It is really simple and quick to create and provision new instances as required, stop them while they are not used, and re-start them when required. Specific environments (like stress tests, compliance, performance testing) can be created and eliminated once they are not required without requiring a system administrator or a database administrator.
Oracle Autonomous Database Feature Ratings
Using Oracle Autonomous Database
100 - Software Developers and Software Testers, in order to develop and test the applications we develop. Senior developers and architects also work on UAT/Stress Test/Performance Test environments for limited and specific periods of time and we are able to provision those environments in a simpler way without requiring the help of a database administrators team.
1 - I was the person responsible for managing the Autonomous Databases. I have a database administrator background (more than 15 years) and I was in charge of the database practice (from architecture to production support).
- It can quickly provision development and testing environments.
- It provides the ability to restore / recreate environments without a database administrators team involved.
Using Oracle Autonomous Database
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.
Like to use
Easy to use
Quick to learn
Feel confident using