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Oracle Database provides organizations with enterprise-scale database technology stored in the cloud or on premises.

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Leading enterprise-grade relational database that offers secure data management and transaction processing.

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Oracle

http://www.oracle.com

Founded in 1977

Located in United States

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  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

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  • In Person
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  • Documentation

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  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
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Oracle Database Features

Access Controls/Permissions
Backup and Recovery
Data Migration
Data Replication
Database Conversion
Mobile Access
Multiple Programming Languages Supported
NOSQL
Performance Analysis
Relational
Virtualization
Backup
Data Migration
Database Conversion
Monitoring
OLAP
Performance Analysis
Queries
Storage Optimization

Oracle Database Reviews

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4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5

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Eyamir U.
Profesora
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 4, 2018

“I really think it's the best DBMS I've used, the dream of any database administrator”

OverallReally for me it has been very satisfactory to develop applications with this DBMS, because it has made the work more pleasant and simple, besides having the peace of mind that the database is very secure
ProsOracle is the object-relational database engine most used worldwide. It can run on all platforms, from a PC to a supercomputer. It is a super complete DBMS, with a high degree of performance, stability and scalability, supports all the functions expected of a server is a very complete database design language (PL / SQL) that allows implementing "active" designs , with triggers and stored procedures, with a fairly powerful declarative referential integrity. It allows to implement the security of the database efficiently and effectively through the management of users, roles and passwords. It allows the use of partitions to improve efficiency, replication and even certain versions support the administration of distributed databases. The server can be run on a multitude of operating systems. The great support that the organization offers its users. It has tools that allow the database administrator to perform its function efficiently and effectively. It has tools that make the backup of the database very simple. Great capacity to restore the database and very fast recovery, in addition to having a wide type of data which facilitates the design of the database
ConsWhat I like least is that it is a bit expensive. Another problem is the need for adjustments. A common mistake is to think that it is enough to install Oracle on a server and directly plug in client applications. A misconfigured Oracle can be desperately slow. Misconfigured Oracle can be desperately slow.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 4, 2018
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Solianny Antonieta F.
Analista de soporte para TI
Automotive, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 14, 2018

“Develop, create, innovate a database quickly and efficiently is achieved with Oracle DataBase. ”

OverallOracle Database is a powerful, flexible and enriched tool with unparalleled coding for database creation at different scales.
ProsThere are many advantages of Oracle Database, I can say that its performance and use of resources for me is of a competent efficiency since it is a multiplatform system. Its data dictionary is extensive giving extraordinary support to the programming language, thanks to the fact that 80% of Oracle's internal codes are the same as those established in the operating system platforms, which allows creating data and tables quickly and easily according to the needs you want to achieve in a company or organization. The Forms, SQLFORMS are very simple and effective for the design of screens, the best of all is that, after defining the form you can work on it without generating codes, this at user level is very useful. It can be used both for personal information and for large data stores. is run in high and low range equipment, this is a great advantage. As I said at the beginning there are many advantages of Oracle to create a reliable and secure database.
ConsJust as it has a simple and adaptable interface, it's necessary to have a broad knowledge of programming and creation of tables to take advantage of the entire box of functionality that Oracle has. It's worth it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 14, 2018
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Nairoby D.
Consultor
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 31, 2018

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

OverallI 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.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 31, 2018
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Jose G.
Consultor Java Senior
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 9, 2018

“Why use Oracle Database”

OverallMy experience with Oracle has been as administrator and developer which gives me an overview of the projects and has allowed me, thanks to the tools it provides, to achieve projects that with other database managers could not have been successfully completed, that is, the multiple tools provided by oracle are very helpful although the examples and the documentation seem scarce
ProsIt is a very powerful database from the point of view of storage and development, I have used oracle in many aspects, as a database engine and for a large amount of data it is perfect because it handles high volume data efficiently, as well It provides the advantage of being able to develop with SQL ansi standard procedures and tasks that automate the management of data, the advantage of being able to run on any platform and with any development tool allows development projects to be carried out in the expected time, compatibility It is your biggest advantage
ConsAs a disadvantage I think that the way to handle the downloads of the connection drivers for the different platforms is a bit tedious since other databases do not require so much protocol to download the drivers. it may be necessary in some cases to document about the new functionalities because the examples provided by the provider are not so clear and / or non-existent
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 9, 2018
Siva K.
Solution Architect
Banking, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 30, 2017

“Best Database. ”

OverallScale, security, easy migration, analytics etc
ProsOracle has been investing heavily in its flagship database products and improving it constantly over the years. Oracle Database is available both on premise and on the cloud.Built on the new self-driving database technology, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud removes complexity, human error, and manual tuning by performing fully automated administration and tuning, including automatic configurations and online recovery to ensure higher availability. Routine but important maintenance tasks, such as upgrade, update, and patching are executed automatically, eliminating costly manual error-prone human processing. Highly Secure. Easy Access. Drawing on nearly four decades of expertise in building data management and data protection for massive enterprise-grade operations, Oracle has engineered in-depth security into all computing layers to ensure data privacy and safety. Oracle supports all data types, from SQL and NoSQL to Hadoop, as well as workloads of any size for everyone, from developers for DevTest to IT for the most mission-critical workloads
ConsOracle can work and improve its customer service. Oracle customer service is not that great. However it is changing.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 30, 2017
Verified Reviewer
Higher Education, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 28, 2019

“Best Relational Database Platform in market”

OverallI used Oracle database for programming application logics for a technician management applications for a client. I also used Oracle database to support database layer for several of my clients in my career so far.
ProsI have been using Oracle Database since the version 10g. I have had a chance to work on several other database platforms like Sybase, MS SQL and MySQL. Oracle database comes with tons of features which many of the other databases don't have. I am not sure if i can say that other way round for other databases i have used. It's quite complicated to learn and definitely complicated to master, but it provides you with enough tools to do complicated tasks quite easily. You can also code your application programming languages using it's native PL/SQL language. Oracle Database also let's you make calls to Java programs and embed some Java inside the PL/SQL.
ConsIt's costly! It's quite costly if you are using it for small businesses. Some of the very sophisticated features are only available for enterprise version of Oracle Database which is quite costly. Oracle is very price oriented, so be careful about the budget when you chose Oracle Database.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 28, 2019
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Sukesh N.
Software Engineer
Computer Software, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 7, 2018

“Trending database technique with high level data protection,availability,scalability and cloud ”

OverallI had great experience working on different versions of oracle databases and the technologies like Goldengate,RAC,ASM,OEM,RMAN,DATAPUMP. I highly recommend my friends to learn oracle db administration as it is very useful if chosen as a career.
ProsBeing a oracle database administrator I like to manage and work on unique technologies that are available, like Real application cluster,Golden gate,RMAN, Datapump and its is really challenging at times when we receive performance related issues. It provides high level security on data where we can recover lost data or corrupt data using various technologies like RMAN,DATAPUMP,DATAGUARD,RAC. ASM makes the database maintenance even more simple while adding new disks into storage or adding datafiles. Goldengate can be used to configure data replication between different vender databases and OEM 12C and above can be used to monitor other vendor databases and OS alerts too.The Cloud enviornment makes it look cooler.
ConsI don't find any cons as such as but the ORACLE-SUPPORT response is slow sometimes even on high priority issues and we need to raise a call to the manager
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 7, 2018
Yaritza L.
application consultant
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018

“Oracle is definitely one of the best implementations of RDBMS”

OverallIt is our main software work platform that we commercialize. We have been using this tool for more than 15 years.
ProsEvery Oracle job I have worked has had a solid proactive team that is well read on standards and best practices and has many years of experience. Oracle is definitely one of the best implementations of RDBMS. It manages memory very efficiently and can handle complex JOIN operations which easilly cripple MySQL and MsSQL. Oracle has a great Architecture, because it is very easy to organise different applications data very well. I think the best plus for me is the SQL Engine that Oracle possess, it is very advanced, making it the only database to operate a data warehouse! Running complex queries on Oracle is just easy.Other features like Materialized Views, PL/SQL e.t.c. make Oracle have value for money
ConsUnintuitive performance tuning tools, and finicky optimizer. SQL*Plus with a built-in tabular format output; useful for rows that span across many lines. No, Grid Control SQL Output just doesn't cut it; it's a static output of the entire table. It doesn't have the powerful SQL*Plus commands.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018
Sriram K.
Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
June 8, 2017

“Nice tool”

Pros Perhaps the most well tested relational database for large installations. It can handle a huge amount of data and perform well under load Reliability!!! Without a doubt, the Oracle database series (I think it's up to Oracle 12c now) is the `godfather' of commercial transaction and government RDBMS software. With it's different version releases, the software has been around close to 40 years!!! It's the originsl flagship product of the Oracle corporation.
Cons It's expensive. So, if you don't need to support a lot of data and transactions per second you should seriously consider a cheaper option like MySQL or a nosql database like MongoDB. Installation Time per individual instance!!! I've automated the whole thing from a fresh install of a Linux Operating system and it still takes at least ~3.5 hours to install it, although I've done it in as little as 2.5 hours, but it depends on where the package repository is, and how version control is being handle! (POINT THE MATTER IS, IT CAN TAKE VERY LONG TIME FOR MERE INSTALLATION) On Windows operating systems it can take up to 8 hours or more, your first time around!
Source: Capterra
June 8, 2017
Nate W.
Developer
Information Technology and Services, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 6, 2019

“Oracle Database is the real thing”

OverallOracle Database is a real data base. I feel confident that it will run efficiently and effectively.
ProsOracle Database provides a number of options and allows for customization for any business needs. This is how a database should work.
ConsOracle Database isn't always the easiest platform to learn. But it is far more reliable than its competitors.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 6, 2019
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Marko P.
Helpdesk Agent level 2 Managed Services Operations Retail & Hospitality Helpdesk
Computer Software, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 31, 2019

“Probably most powerful database”

OverallThe whole customer engineer dispatch system that my team use is linked with Oracle database and every work order goes through it. From the dispatch to opening new tasks, ordering parts, escalating to other teams and closing the work orders, everything is being stored in Oracle DB. I also use it to pull data when I need to create reports for the customers or when I simply want to check the status of a specific work order.
ProsAs a Java programmer, for me personally, Oracle database is one of the most important platforms that I use. The overwhelming features of the platform, its history, scalabillity and the overall usability is almost breathtaking. Java and Oracle, connected with Hibernate are a really powerful triumvirate of technology. As a user, I use oracle database every single day for dispatching customer engineers, managing the work orders, pulling data and creating reports.
ConsSo far I can only say good things about Oracle DB.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 31, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Banking, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 9, 2018

“Oracle DataBase”

OverallVery good software, I have been using oracle for 5 years as a database administrator, it gives me security and integrity in the data, the manipulation of the data is safe and easy. It is stable with the systems in which oracle has been implemented
Pros Integrity and data security Standardized the use of sql It can be run on any operating system and on any machine from PC to high-tech servers Allows database replication in a secure and consistent manner Allows multiple databases (Instances) in the same server The export and backup of the database is done according to the different needs of the user if it is a table excluding certain parameters, etc. It can be monitored by application such as cloud control. It allows to generate reports, statistics, multiple queries.
ConsIncompatibility with previous versions at the time of restoration High costs
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 9, 2018
Wesley A.
Senior Developer
Information Services, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 8, 2019

“Senior Software Developer - Creating Tables, Triggers and Views”

OverallI was having issues getting it to work with Entity Framework as far as retrieving meta data when the database entities were changed.
ProsThe DBMS has many features and they are very efficient.
ConsThe error messages seem a little vague at times and really don't describe the problem.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 8, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 17, 2019

“Great RDBMS product”

OverallI have used the Oracle database as an application developer and found the database to be excellent when it comes to using it in an OLTP environment. It allows setting up of the database in a very flexible way allowing normalisation at highest degree. Data modelling of simplest to the most complex systems is enabled allowing for different constraints to be used ensuring data integrity is maintained. I have liked using the database as a developer and as a designer and architect.
ProsData retrieval is fast. Data organisation is good... especially in a RDBMS environment Good fit for OLTP systems Lots of great functions out of the box Data management, data integrity, meta data usage is pretty good... Interfaces for SQL creation and PL/SQL development are readily available.... User security and access management is very good
ConsLicensing cost. Ease of use Hardware compatibility
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 17, 2019
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Christopher T.
Especialista de base de datos y Middleware
Retail, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2019

“Oracle Database Review from an Senior Oracle DBA”

OverallI have used oracle for Datawarehouse, transactional systems, golden gate replications, among others. It is the core database of the company I currently work for.
ProsI have been working as a Database Administrator since 2011, Oracle is by far the best relational database I have used. It works better on unix-like systems, it is very fast, has lots of parameters to tune to your specific needs and it also has a lot of features like partinioning, high availability soluctions like RAC and Dataguard that make this the best database on the market for mission critical systems.
ConsThe online documentation needs improvement, sometimes it is incomplete, there are not enough examples for some features. Customer Support is erratic, sometimes it´s great and sometimes not so much, it depends on the support tech.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2019
Shrish T.
Business Analyst
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
May 18, 2017

“Excerpt on Oracle Database”

Pros1. Within the Oracle databases, the application can use multiple schemas. 2. Database tables are assigned to table spaces such that their extent size reflects the size of the table 3.Ability to create all functions and procedures inside Packages [No stand Alone Implementation], and those which define the interface of the package to the outside can be declared in the package header 4. By using Dynamic SQL we've replaced bulky queries by input based optimized queries. 5. Using Oracle's 'Advanced Queuing' we implemented Asynchronous calls in the database enabling us to run processes in the background, when a separate process got executed in the foreground.
ConsThese days capabilities like Oracle are being provided by other open source DB's like Postgres etc at a very nominal cost.
Source: Capterra
May 18, 2017
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Jeannette Haydeé D.
Especialista en Gestión y Procesos de Negocio / Líder Técnico
501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2018

“I had work with a variety of versions Oracle Database, from 9 to 12c”

OverallThe options to have only one server installed with one Oracle Database with N containers
ProsOracle Database is always a good options. Its very consistent, stable and scalability: It´s 12c version have a new funcionality wich is the container database. We can create one or more container in one same database. In the same instalation we can manage more than one container of database, this is very helpfull for applications databases division.
ConsThe container always is create in a closed state, after the creation of container, is necesary alter the status to change it to open state and even when you create a container with a administrator user (no sys user), is necesary give permissions DBA to that user because it doesn´t inherit that permissions
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2019

“Most powerful relational database in market”

OverallI have worked with Oracle database since almost a decade now. I have implemented small, medium to very large implementations of Oracle database in my career. i have been extremely satisfied with sophisticated features that Oracle database provides.
ProsI have been working on database technologies since more than a decade now. Oracle database is the most powerful relational database in market with tonnes of features. If you buy enterprise edition of the software, you get features like data guard, Oracle Enterprise Manager for free.
ConsOracle database can be overly complicated for someone who has worked with other database vendors like Microsoft or SAP. Also, Oracle database is costly in terms of license price compared to other database options.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 16, 2019
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chandrika n.
Software Engineer
Computer Software, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 2, 2019

“The best Database available”

OverallIt's biggest and popular software , overall it's great software with so many tools available and with so many upgradations.
ProsWell I am Using it from my college days, I have used it for small a project and am using it currently in my organization's project also. Here I am listing pros : it's a very robust database as compared to others. There is a lot of support and documentation available over the internet. Very secure Built in Administraion tools and customizable settings. So many drivers are available as it's one of the oldest database available.
ConsCons - The size of the software is quite heavy. Expensive It could be little difficult for a beginner to setup it and go through it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 2, 2019
Keyver A.
Ingeniero de sistemas
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 24, 2018

“The most stable, the strongest, the safest and most powerful database”

OverallOne of the clients that has the company I work in is a very large bank which manages millions and millions of transactions per day and had already tried other handlers and none of them worked or failed concurrency or memory but since we used oracle both the customer as the developers are happy
Prosthe best database manager that in my opinion exists, is super robust, super stable, since I never use an application I dropped it, handles millions of records in a matter of seconds which other handlers do if they collapse instead oracle any amount of millions of records the menja and processed as without greater difficulty
Consget a point against the truth is that I do not see it because for me the handler is the best of the best ... for something I give 5 stars
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 24, 2018
Jisu B.
Database Administrator
Information Technology and Services, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2017

“Best RDBMS in the market”

OverallOracle RDBMS is a very vast topic, and it has been an adventure for me to explore its features and how it can be used to simplify the business needs of my customers.
ProsThe high availability features like RAC, the replication features like GoldenGate, the different reporting capabilities using views and DBA_ views, the manageability using Oracle Enterprise Manager, all these make it the most loved Database flavor among its customers. Other flavors of databases are dwarfed when compared to its functionality.
ConsOracle RDBMS gives too much importance to data consistency, and can sometimes look complex when trying to solve simple recovery issues. That is one reason why some customers are afraid to use this otherwise powerful software.
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2017
Majid S.
IT Expert
Computer Software, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2019

“The Best choice for Enterprises”

OverallIt is the best choice if the size of data is too large and above 10 millions record of data.
ProsWhat I liked most about this software is selecting tree structure data by just "Connect By" keyword. It provides the most flexibility which you can consider.
ConsOracle database best performance can be gained just by installing it on the Linux Distributions. If you install it on the Windows, performance will decrease and some times Listener Service will stop without any specific reason.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 17, 2019
Miguel Alejandro A.
Database Engineer
Computer Networking, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 18, 2019

“Highly commendable, powerful, fully featured database manager”

OverallThe only problems we ever got where contract problems, never experienced data corruption nor data loss, it's indeed the excellence in database managers.
ProsThis is the structured database manager that set the industry standard Very powerful, fully adjustable. Very fast and capable of handling the most variable loads maintaining data consistency across the database landscape (it can be clustered, distributed, etc). It includes plsql by default, a very powerful tool for specialized reports, or data treatment.
ConsIt's expensive, but if you can pay it, it'll be worth it . Once you're into Oracle SQL, you must remain in it, the contract is quite hard to leave.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 18, 2019
Pratik S.
Member of Technical Staff 2
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 1, 2019

“Enterprise level Secured RDBMS, with many constraints and features”

ProsOracle still hold most of the market share for providing enterprise level RDBMS but there was a time when everyone was using Oracle, I learnt about database by using syntax's written in oracle. Easy to use, toad type tools will make your life easier, it will provide you easy graphical interface to write sql codes. sometimes I feel oracle put lots of constraints in their database but that is because you need to maintain a clean and organized database
Conslength of procedures names has a limitation, it needs to change ,sometimes i try to write descriptive name and it will not allow me
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 1, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019

“Undoubtedly most sophisticated RDBMS product in market”

Overalli have been using oracle database since version 10g we have implemented it for web applications , ERP solutions and cloud apps for a A tier organisation. it can handle high transaction volum and lot of features for specific business needs which might not be available in other competitor product in market.
Pros-oracle database comes in 4 editions: standard,enterprise,personal,express. we have flexibility to use one of the edition on specific needs. -cloud ready architecture -strong user community
Cons- expensive pricing models - extremely complicated architecture , not easy to acquire complete - separate costs for additional features like partitioning and performance tuning
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 2, 2019

“Oracle a must for transnational system”

OverallSome application can't live without oracle, but many applications are gradually moving to other databases. I think oracle is needed but we need other new age technological database to also to handle new age petabytes of data.
ProsACID property. Relationship enforcement. New features in each release. Oracle replication and goldengate among different system. robust data integrity and enforcement. backup, recovery,
Consinability to match the speed of the NoSQL in case million/trillion of transactions. if there are too many changes in applications, oracle is not good. good for normalization, but data today mostly can come at any format.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 2, 2019
Harshdeep K.
Member of technical Staff
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 29, 2019

“Relational database with enterprise level features,price,security and constraints”

ProsIn normal MySQL, there are plenty of features that you will like or you will dislike one of the major thing, was it was free. Oracle is not free, its a enterprise level rdbms , where they have added additional constraints and more value checkings, type constraints so that you can use it effectively and get best out of it. Toad like tools will make your life easier to work with Oracle Databases.
ConsWith too many constraints sometimes you will not be able to work as you want, you have to comply with oracle norms to work around.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 29, 2019
Rickell M.
Database Admin
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 19, 2018

“Oracle Database is very user friendly and performance has increased in the version 12c ”

Overall Very reliable DR solution with 100% replication, easy to start on DR site. Can be used for read only
ProsOracle Database has the full features of PL/SQL which means that we can completely unleash the power of stored procedures, triggers and other various complicated database functionalities. Very good with its rollback mechanism. Oracle Database is very user friendly and performance has increased in the version 12c as compared to previous versions.
ConsAdding custom defined permissions for custom defined user types would be a really cool feature which can open up a lot of possibilities.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 19, 2018
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Jhampiert B.
Profesor
51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 6, 2018

“I use it as a database manager of an Administrative Management System”

OverallThe benefits of the software have been multiple, from the learning of relational databases, to the creation and development of large-scale projects
ProsWhat I like most about software is the integration and security of the data, additionally, the new relase (12c) has an endless number of possibilities for business intelligence tools. With Oracle Autonomous Database the possibilities will be endless
ConsWhat I like the least about the product is its price, however, there are free versions (XE) that allow you to use the product and live the experience of one of the best databases.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 6, 2018
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Angel P.
Technical Director
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 29, 2018

“Oracle is the premier enterprise database management system and worth the somewhat steep price.”

OverallI started using the Oracle RDBMS in 1988 and haven't looked back since. It was the first truly multiplatform relational database back in the day and continues to be a leader.
ProsOracle's powerful relational database engine can scale up from a small server to a huge server farm and has famed reliability features. I like its support for multicore and multi-server environments and how well it integrates with just about any enterprise-grade application you can think of.
ConsIt's a bit pricey, though it has a pay-as-you-grow pricing model, so it may not be a problem for you.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 29, 2018
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Mehmet Y.
Network Specialist
Telecommunications, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 13, 2019

“Magnificient Database Solution”

ProsWe have been using Oracle Databases more than 10 years in our critical databases. We are using 10, 11 and 12c versions on different projects. If you give Oracle Database lots of physical memory and fast SAN storage, you can get unbelievable performance results compared with other free db solutions. It is easy to manage with EM Console, too. Customer service and metalink support are also magnificent.
ConsOnly negative side is the price policy. It's an expensive solution.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 13, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2019

“It's the default JDE DB”

OverallBeen working as a JDE consultant for almost 5 years. As a DSI Infrastructure consultant, I have to integrate OracleDBs to MEP system DB and also when integrating MEP with JDE.
ProsOracle SQL syntax is my preferred one. Performance on relational DBs is good. No need to create a separate DB, you can use tablespaces. SQL Developer as OracleDB client is great. TNS names integration for third-party software is awesome.
ConsPerformance for simple solutions could be improved, but of couse it is not what this type of DBs is designed for.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 2, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 25, 2018

“Best commercial database in market”

OverallIn general, my experience was really great its a very mature product and with many options for growing.
ProsThere's a database version and feature for every need. For instance, my company started using Oracle Database Express Edition, right now we are using Oracle Database EE with RAC feature. The announced autonomous feature looks fantastic.
ConsI had to think a lot to find something to like least and I have to say that I would like to have a standard feature for database performance without using Cloud Control.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 25, 2018
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Manik s.
Senior Software Developer
Computer Software, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 23, 2018

“Simply the best”

OverallPersonally i use oracle database in our work environment with many applications. It stores and maintains huge database of any organization.
ProsIt provides us the transaction/data integrity and read consistency that lower down chances of data corruption. Most of real life business scenarios are taken care by it easily. It works with variety of applications and easily integrated.
ConsIts deployement and maintenance requires expert level skills. Its license is very expensive. Difficult to diagnose performance issues over here.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 23, 2018
Pushkar S.
Business Analyst
Information Technology and Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 9, 2017

“Expert in DB handling”

OverallAs I am not very used to SQL queries for every small task, oracle database made it easy for me. I have used it in all projects based on webservices and it proved to be robust . It can handle enormous data with so much fancy functionality. My team just love it and so does me.
ProsThe best part is the availability of many options for users which makes it very easy to use. It has functions such as full torrence and high performance. It can be used with small as well as large projects. The backup facility is amazing and the learning curve is amazing. It is most stable database I ever seen.
ConsIt's very costly think before you use. Not all businesses need this but it makes the task easy for those who can afford it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 9, 2017
Ravi R.
Assistant Software Developer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
April 15, 2017

“User Friendly Database handling ”

OverallI have worked on several projects on Java platform while using Struts2 framework. I always used Oracle for handling my databases because I have to select the best and at the same time the client needs must be taken care off. My first freelancer project was to normalise the database of a person and I did it with ease while importing the whole data to oracle. Trust me user friendly medium saves alot of effort which may seem unnecessary for basic tasks. In my view one should use Oracle for database handling if they do not want any complexities on their end.
ProsUser Friendliness is the best part of oracle database. We can have large installations and it will perform fine.
ConsCostly than the others in market and installation times may be huge. It also requires a big partition allotted to it for best functionality.
Recommendations to other buyersFor smaller firms, it is not necessary to use Oracle as long the data is less and load is in control but once the load is more , Oracle is an only option. Larger firms must use Oracle because it is best in the market.
Source: Capterra
April 15, 2017
Shiva K.
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2016

“Iconic Database which stood test of the time”

OverallHave been using the Oracle Database since 15 years. The Database has been improved all the time. It is scalable and suitable from small company to a large conglomerate. Most of Oracle's competitors like SAP, Sales Force use Oracle Database themselves. Oracle Database is secure and now available on cloud as Database as a Service. Data can be retrieved faster and there is a wide availability of skilled people who mastered oracle database.
ProsIt is scalable Available on cloud as database as a service Constantly innovating Withstood the test of the time
ConsThere is scope to make it simple to use.
Recommendations to other buyersGreat product go for it.
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2016
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Martin E.
Responsable de proyectos .net
Internet, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019

“much less than I projected”

ProsIt is a powerful database engine, which is designed for large volumes of data. It has the classic functionalities of every top database engine.
ConsIt has a very high cost. It is not intended for small projects. incredibly it has a concept of sequences and has no autoincremental fields. It is really unusual to allow a bad programmer to use a sequence for several tables. beyond that that would be a bad development practice the biggest mistake is that the tool invites you to commit it
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 28, 2019
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Ben W.
Software Engineer
Computer Software, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 26, 2019

“Solid DB”

ProsOracle has a lot going for their DB offerings. They have a good GUI that is loaded with all the right functions and features that it needs. It makes things a little easier to find and use than MS SQL Server in my experience.
ConsPrice, that is the hardest one to get past for most. Oracle isn't free but they offer a lot of support with their software which helps with how much it cost. Their software is also a bit on the slow side but not terribly bad.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 26, 2019
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Nelly R.
Especialista de Proyectos de Desarrollo / Project Specialist
1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 16, 2018

“I'm a Senior Oracle Developer and I use to develop diferent kind of db objects ”

ProsThe most I like about Oracle DB is a stable DB, easy to program objects (packages, procedures, functions, triggers, views) using pl/sql language, easy to create and mantein data base structures (tables, indexs, constraints) and it´s easy to access data using sql sentences (insert, update, delete)
ConsThe least I like about this is that every time you migrate to a new Oracle DB version you have to modify some DB programs ir order to adjust performance.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 16, 2018
Beena A.
Business Intelligence Consultant
Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 19, 2018

“I have been using Oracle for 10 years now. The best DBMS.”

OverallI am a BI consultant, my life revolves around the data. First step of data analysis is writing sql queries and verifying the data. Oracle is the best DBMS that i have used
ProsCreating views, tables, mvs and stored procedures are easy. SQL scripting is easy. There are so many Oracle documents which covers almost all the questions about the database.
ConsCustomer service is not very good, especially when we did a oracle cloud migration project the support was not very useful and there was downtime.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 19, 2018
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ravi j.
software engineer
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 3, 2019

“best data base handling solution”

OverallMy overall experience is quite good and outstanding. i love to use it.
ProsThe oracle database is my best and widely used database by me and in my firm . it is very useful in terms of managing the data on all the stages and provides all the admin rights to my data. i am very , much happy using it. the feature to normalize my tables and the integration of it with any language makes it more good.
ConsThe thing i do not like is. it very heavy wight and is very old to use. oracle must introduce some new gui feature to make it more easy to use and integrate with git. if oracle use and improve this things it will be good for my project
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 3, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Hospitality, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 11, 2019

“Best Relational database available”

OverallOverall had a wonderful time using Oracle over the years.
ProsI have used Oracle for over a decade and it has improved so much over the time. I must say its a highly configurable database and can be used for variety of applications. Over the years, high availability, disaster recovery, replication, encryption. security & performance capabilities have improved vastly.
ConsThis software may not fit the budget for the smaller companies.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 11, 2019
Nestor Z.
Integration Engineer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 28, 2018

“The Oracle database is undoubtedly the most efficient among all.”

ProsIt is easy to program our stored procedures. The PLSQL is designed for its practical and easy. There is a large community of developers that help us with problems that we can not solve.
ConsThe name of the objects can not exceed 30 characters in the 10g version. This makes the names of the objects difficult to understand. The execution plan is not very understandable. And this hinders a quick intervention to modify our queries.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 28, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018

“Effective, but not easy”

OverallOrganization and easy access to employee files and administration. Our yearly reviews are also through oracle.
ProsThis program has lots of different features and ways to organize, and pull specific data. I like that you can customize the reports, and the search features are easy to customize as well. I find that they provide a comprehensive list of all different information available on our employees.
ConsThe software is not intuitive and takes a lot of training to navigate and understand. Our managers are constantly confused, despite multiple training sessions, and the lack of intuitiveness in the menus can often be frustrating.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2018
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Harisha A.
FileNet (ECM) Consultant/Project Lead
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 8, 2017

“Highly used enterprise-level Database”

OverallImplemented IBM ECM solutions like FileNet on Oracle. Used in many custom applications. Used in migrating data from one repository to another. Created many sequences, stored procedures, etc
ProsFully SQL complaint. Provides High availability. Can handle a huge volume of data. Preferred by many customers. Provides good SQL developer tool to create and manage a database.
ConsCost is higher. Installation and creation of schema is bit complicated. Not a good fit for startups. Postgres can be used instead.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 8, 2017
Chris R.
Programmer / Analyst III
Automotive, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
January 6, 2017

“Oracle DBMS Review”

OverallMy company is primarily an "Oracle Shop". We've used Oracle DB since before I started here (2001). When I started we were running Oracle 7. Over the years we've progressed in versions until today we are running 11G. I am very familiar with querying via SQL and thoroughly enjoy the Oracle environment. I am an end-user but Oracle is the way to go for medium to large businesses.
ProsPowerful and scalable!
ConsA lot of work to keep everything running - Enterprise-level resources.
Recommendations to other buyersHire great Oracle DBA's, they are very important.
Source: Capterra
January 6, 2017
Patrick D.
BUSINESS ANALYST
Telecommunications, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2019

“Oracle 11G”

OverallUsing as an SGBD to store the datamarts of the companies. Data model use by the BI team are implemented in the different datamarts on Oracle. I'm also responsible of the database administration.
ProsPortability Robustness Security Database storage management
ConsExecution plan not very explicit or detailed as in Ms SQL Server and no suggestion to improve the performance of a query. No integrated tuning database tools
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2019
kunal k.
Application Developer
Information Technology and Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 28, 2019

“Oracle database for office work”

OverallIt's good experience while using oracle database.
ProsIt's one of the fast and famous data base system. It allows us to store the data in any way. Even it gives us an option to make different workspace with that we can secure the data.
ConsAs it's a database so takes some longer time to load but quicker than others. So some improvement can be done in reducing time taken in loading.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 28, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2018

“Robust Database Platform”

OverallCost management Process efficiency
ProsOracle databases provide diverse set of standardized administration capabilities and utilities that increase operational efficiencies for maintenance and support. It has wide range of product capabilities with a strong future roadmap.
ConsThe product support team at times did not demonstrate strong subject matter expertise which could be improved.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2018