Solid, resilient DNS partner
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 16, 2018

Solid, resilient DNS partner

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

We are a SaaS company which allows each account to have its own subdomain or a vanity domain. We divide these customers across different app/database clusters for fault isolation and resiliency. We use Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to manage which cluster each subdomain points to. This is largely driven by automatic API integrations, although occasionally manual intervention is necessary.
  • Handles our large zone file.
  • Provides an API to integrate with.
  • Has been a reliable and professional partner.
  • Our zone file is so large that it is very hard to navigate by hand. Sometimes you have to just guess a URL to get where you need to go.
  • We have run into occasional issues with API rate limiting, even when sending low request volume.
  • I don't know how to quantify the ROI, it's been solid, but it's one small piece of the puzzle.
We use both Oracle Dyn Managed DNS and Amazon Route 53. We like having our main DNS provider outside our cloud provider in case there's an issue with Amazon and we need to point things somewhere else temporarily. But for all the smaller stuff and internal stuff, we use Route 53 successfully.
Vendor independence is definitely important, but we didn't find this to be a major issue in the alternatives we evaluated. Rather, we like having our main DNS provider separate from our main cloud provider, so that if there's an issue with the cloud provider, we can repoint DNS somewhere else temporarily.
I haven't used our support plan personally, but I also haven't heard of any issues with those who have used it.
It's fine, but not great. I think the UI controls for finding how to edit a record are hidden and somewhat unintuitive. The lack of search in the zone editor is really unfortunate.
Oracle Dyn DNS has been solid and resilient for us. I don't know of any issues we've had.
I would recommend Oracle Dyn Managed DNS to people with large or complicated zones. I think it's probably overkill for smaller installations, although it may make sense to grow with your organization. But if you're already hosted in AWS, I would probably recommend starting with Route 53 until you outgrow what it is capable of.