Really autonomous and free!
December 28, 2019

Really autonomous and free!

Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

I started using Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing a few months ago, to host a small APEX app designed and developed by me to track pending/ongoing tasks. Right now I'm the only real user of the application, but a couple of colleagues have started testing it to include their tasks on it, and they will probably start using the app (with some changes and enhancements) in the short term.
  • Quick and simple to deploy (less than 5 steps to create a new instance)
  • No administrative tasks (backup, re-sizing) required
  • None significant to be mentioned
  • Using the free tier allows me to develop and test the APEX app with no cost.
  • Changing it from a single-user to a department tool is simple.
Both Azure SQL Database and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing offer a powerful and robust database platform. The advantage of Autonomous Transaction Processing is the ability to host APEX applications for free and without any special/complicated deployment or configuration process. Having a rapid development environment embedded for free was the main advantage for choosing Oracle as my cloud database provider.

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As with any cloud service, the main advantage of Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing is the ability to scale up (and down, if required), thus reducing initial costs. You can start with a simple 1 CPU and 20Gb instance for free, and scale up to meet your requirements with some simple clicks. You do not have to worry about administrative tasks (OS installation and configuration, storage provisioning, software installation/upgrade, maintenance, etc.).

Evaluating Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Usability
Having the chance of deploying APEX applications was the most important factor to choose Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing over other cloud based databases.

Since this is a personal development that may be used by some areas of our development center, the chance of using it for free (with Oracle Cloud Free Tier) was also a main factor taken into account.
Actually, I do not think I would change anything.

Using Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Database creation / deployment is quick and simple
  • APEX configuration is simple and quick
  • I did not find anything too complex to perform.
You get almost all the features of Oracle Database, including the ability to deploy APEX applications, without having to worry about system, storage or database configuration and maintenance, backups, etc. Also, you can start for free and move up adding resources as you need.