The best database that money can buy!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2018

The best database that money can buy!

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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database 12c is used by almost every team in the organisation. It is our primary RDBMS setup, and our entire tech stack is built around it. All our business applications and services run on top of Oracle Database 12c. The biggest benefit from using Database 12c is the reliability. In all the years of using any Oracle Database, we have seldom encountered issues that were solely database-centered.
  • High reliability. Zero hiccups!
  • Possibly the best data security money can buy
  • Allows single table restoration from backups (this feature is brilliant)
  • The handler for bad queries could be better
  • Compared to previous versions, Oracle 12c is a pretty heavy setup. If your business is considering an upgrade, ensure that you perform a pre-check of your systems' ability to work well with the requirements of 12c.
  • Improved performance (and query speed)
  • High reliability (and reduced manual intervention)
  • Better integration with other existing products and apps
Yes - I am a member of the All India Oracle User Group.

One of the best things you can get out of these groups is the discussion of how each organisation uses the same tool differently. Such discussions often broaden your perspective of what is achievable with the tools that you already use - this has tremendous positive impact. While there are members who work for competing businesses, there is no love lost at these forums. These factors make user groups a very unique and positive learning environment for all.
Oracle Database 12c is far superior to Microsoft SQL Server (or any other database in fact). For starters, Oracle 12c offers much better performance and higher reliability. That itself should make the difference. Oracle 12c is also superior in terms of features.
On a high level, SQL Server is meant for simpler syntaxes, whereas Oracle databases expect much more efficient implementations and have the ability to deal with complex syntaxes well. Oracle 12c can run on pretty much any setup, while SQL Server has limited compatibility as it can only be setup on Windows. Lastly, SQL Server lacks any form of query optimisation.
One of the best things about using Oracle Database 12c (or any Oracle Database) is that it integrated beautifully with other Oracle applications and products. If the tech stack of your organisation predominantly includes Oracle products, I would recommend that you blindly go for Oracle Database 12c as your primary RDBMS setup.