Great Performance at a Price Point
September 18, 2019

Great Performance at a Price Point

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Database 12c

Oracle Database 12c is being used across our whole organization. For example, the HR department uses the database to keep track of various details about the employees such as compensation benefits. Our core development team is using it to store all of the user data coming from our commercial web solutions.
  • Active Data Guard does a great job of ensuring data protection, disaster recovery, and high availability. These features allow Oracle Database 12c to be a reliable solution.
  • OLAP is fairly simple and easy to use allowing users to quickly create analytical graphs and calculations for business intelligence.
  • The wide variety of partitioning options allow users with all types of use cases to increase availability/performance and decrease costs of maintaining Oracle Database 12c.
  • Licensing and compliance agreements need to be a bit more direct and precise. Many important details are written in the fine print and are easily overlooked.
  • There is a lack of first-party documentation for the product. Often times, I see myself referring to third-party sources to find the solutions to my queries.
  • Compared to many other database solutions out there, Oracle tends to be a bit expensive. Pricing models should be adjusted according to the competition.
  • The price of Enterprise Edition significantly impacted our ROI. We spent an estimated $48,000.
  • To use the multi-tenant feature, it came to our surprise that it would be an additional cost on top of the Enterprise license.
  • All these costs were for the best, as we recovered all of it over the course of a few months.
I selected Oracle Database 12c as our company makes heavy use of the product. It is an integral part of our product. Oracle Analytics Cloud is not being used in this company, but I have used it in the past company I worked in. Just like the Analytics Cloud, Oracle Database 12c is highly available.
Considering pricing and the durability of Oracle Database 12c, scenarios where it would be less appropriate to use would be in smaller-scale applications. There would be way too much of a configuration hassle to set it all up. On the other hand, Oracle Database 12c is well suited for enterprise-level solutions.