If you have to use Oracle, OCI is a good way to do it
October 08, 2021

If you have to use Oracle, OCI is a good way to do it

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Compute

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We currently use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as the back end of our non-production/Dev/QA environment. We run an Oracle Enterprise Instance with 100 PDBs. This configuration allows us to the most cost-efficient way to run a large number of Oracle DB non-production DBs and comply with Oracle licensing terms.
  • Oracle DB
  • License Compliance
  • Oracle Enterprise Edition
  • Stability - We'd have multiple outages
  • Cost - It's the most cost-efficient solution by far, but it's still multiple times the cost of a similar solution from Microsoft Azure
  • Ease of Use - Nothing is ever easy; it's always more complicated and complex than it has to be
  • Positive ROI
  • Lowered Capital Licensing Costs
AWS provides a much more advanced cloud infrastructure than Oracle, but it was too expensive to purchase Oracle licenses for use in AWS. Oracle offers a more cost-effective solution if you run it in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

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If you have to run Oracle and you can't use RDS from AWS, it's a good solution. It allows an easy way to ensure you're complying with Oracle's ever-changing licensing terms at a reasonable cost. We are only comfortable running non-production workloads there, but for those, it's provided us with good service.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Not Rated
Pre-configured templates
Not Rated
Monitoring tools
Pre-defined machine images
Not Rated
Operating system support
Security controls