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What Is Oracle Database?

Oracle database services and products offer customers cost-optimized and high-performance versions of Oracle Database, the world's leading converged, multi-model database management system, as well as in-memory, NoSQL and MySQL databases. Oracle Autonomous Database, available on premises via Oracle Cloud@Customer or in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, enables customers to simplify relational database environments and reduce management workloads.

Who Uses Oracle Database?

Oracle Database provides organizations with enterprise-scale database technology stored in the cloud or on premises. Customers include Kingold, Mestec and Sky Brasil.

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Reviews of Oracle Database

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Nairoby
Nairoby
Consultor in Venezuela
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

It is considered the database manager par excellence worldwide, however it has its detractors

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: I have learned a lot using Oracle, it would be great if it were not so expensive, as well as being certified in it. It is important to know that a well-crafted database will work in any database manager, Oracle can not solve faults or problems in a poorly-related database

Pros:

- Allows the management of relational databases from very simple to large volumes of data. - Because it is relational, the PL / SQL language is used. - It is agile, consistent and robust. - It has all the functionalities that a DBA would like to have for the management, control and performance of the databases. - A well-configured cluster with Oracle is practically invincible. - Oracle is currently bringing all its products and services to the cloud, that is, based on Internet. - The graphic tools used with Oracle are intuitive and easy to use, practically They do all the work. - The tools also allow you to intone databases, improve performance, give you alerts. - Allows to make backup copies, partitions, manage users to control the security of information.

Cons:

- An Oracle license is very expensive, so it is not accessible to everyone. - Staff with knowledge in Oracle is equally expensive, information costs money! - It is difficult to access information related to the driver, its configuration and maintenance. - For DBA without experience, a configuration is complicated by the amount of details that must be consider. - If you do not have a graphical interface to work with Oracle, you should have knowledge in commands to work in consoles or terminals.

Wassim
Associate Professor in US
Computer Networking, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Oracle Database: the big name in relational and cloud DBMS.

5.0 last year

Comments: We developed a lot of Java-based desktop/enterprise applications with Oracle in the back-end. Customer support was amazing in addition to the vast amount of resources available online to tackle almost any issue in installation, setup, development and deployment. Way ahead of other rival products such as MS-SQL Server, MySQL, DB2.

Pros:

The advanced relational database management features from transaction management, SQL query optimization, concurrency control, security in design, to cloud integration to mention few make Oracle a way ahead of competition in the RDBMS cloud database market.

Cons:

Oracle is a bit expensive with a complicated licensing process. This is justified in return of the smartest DBMS algorithms available but still some more flexible cloud licensing strategies would make the system much better accessible to developers and administrators.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Printing, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Old and Outdated and in need of refurbishing/needs to be replaced by some new Google product

2.0 5 years ago

Comments: Oracle helped our business use secure filesharing, but wasn't great. We stored a lot of stuff on their database but I am overall not a fan. It was helpful to our company, but I feel like there HAS to be bigger and better and more user-friendly products out there doing a better job.

Pros:

Had to use it for work. It was ok for filesharing, but I feel like half the time it didn't work anyway.

Cons:

DEFINITELY needs a facelift in terms of its GUI. I thiiiink it needs to be more secure too, I feel like we had issues with security but I could be wrong. Seems old and outdated and like it should have already been replaced and made obsolete by some sexy new Google or startup product.

Adarsh
IE Manager in US
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Accurate but Expensive DB

4.0 3 months ago

Comments: Overall, the Oracle DB brings the value to your organization in numerous ways. You must have some people trained very well on this DB. It's little old fashioned but brings the best of its kind, with ability to scale up and down based on your need.

Pros:

Accurate information collected and grouped into meaning full tables. Highly customizable database with ability to connect with other DB with APIs.

Cons:

Compared to the other DB in the market the Oracle DB is little user friendly and less sophisticated. Tools and icons in the DB itself must be remembered for fluent use. Limited analytics is available unless you want to pay more for the additional analytics and BI.

Samuel
DBA in US
Logistics & Supply Chain, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

World's best RDBMS database

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Since I've been an Oracle DBA for about ten years, I greatly appreciate how well Oracle Database manages the deployment of the majority of the data for the company I work for. It also enables stable backup and storage of vast volumes of data and supports a number of programming languages. Oracle offers PL/SQL, a complicated but effective query language that is not simple. The world's most potent characteristics include data auditing, backup and recovery, data encryption, as well as the capability for data analysis. Companies that use Oracle databases pay for technical support services, which are provided by highly knowledgeable and competent Oracle professionals who are available 24/7. This implies that you will never be without a solution to a problem or an issue. Cost is by far Oracle database's largest drawback.

Pros:

Oracle is the #1 reliable RDBMS database in the world. It is fast, reliable and secured. It is the gold standard in the database world. To scale how good is a database product, it will be placed in front of Oracle database and compare with it

Cons:

1. Oracle is not Windows operating system friendly. It is usually built on Linux, which is not user friendly for most people. Anyone who wants to become an Oracle expert will take many years to become a senior level developer or administrator2. very expensive, not for personal usage