When starting a business or company, it is very good if you focus on the name you are going to give it, the corporate identity, the concept and the design… but do not forget that the most important asset of a company is data. Information about your customers, your products and business procedures. Therefore, thinking about the database that you are going to implement and use is essential, it is not a decision that you should take lightly.
In the technology industry, Oracle databases are among the most used today and in this blog we will explain why. Oracle Database products "offer customers high-performance, cost-effective versions of Oracle Database, the world's leading converged, multi-model database management system, as well as in-memory, NoSQL, and MySQL databases", Oracle explained on their website about the variety of databases they offer.
Oracle Autonomous Database, available on-premises through Oracle Cloud@Customer or on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, enables customers to simplify relational database environments and reduce management workloads.
Many companies find Oracle Databases to be a scalable, high-performance database solution, as detailed in a Pure Storage article: “Many leverage Oracle DB to power enterprise applications for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP). ), data warehousing, and business analytics. IT teams also need on-demand performance from these databases to meet development, testing, analytics and business continuity needs.”
This topic was discussed in a Quora forum, where several software engineers and developers expressed their opinion about Oracle Databases based on their experience. For example, software engineer Nagendra Nigade said that companies look for Oracle databases precisely because Oracle knows what the market's requirements are.
“Knowing the requirements of the market is one of the best advantages in the current situation. Coming to Oracle databases, they have millions of functionalities that can meet customer requirements without impacting performance,” he added, claiming that Oracle offers 24/7 support, data recovery, database availability , data consistency, offers facility to copy data from one database to another, as well as hundreds of tools to monitor and optimize the database.
In the same discussion thread, Oracle database specialist Bob Nightingale indicated that another of the most valuable aspects for which companies choose these databases is risk management. In his experience, Oracle is reliable, fast, and easy to maintain, making it an excellent choice for large projects.
He also highlights Oracle's adaptability: “Although I've worked with MS SQL Server, that's not the bulk of my experience. I can use Oracle on Windows, AIX, HPUX, Solaris and Linux. I've also run Oracle on outdated platforms, like VaxVMS, Dec Unix, Pyramid, and a couple others that I can't remember. Oracle will be around for a long time and will move to whatever platform it can sell. I don't have the same confidence with free databases”, said the specialist.
Additionally, systems architect Miles Fidelman also mentioned on Quora that Oracle is designed “for serious, large-scale, mission-critical operations and has the budget and staff to deliver. There are also a variety of key extensions built on top of it."
After evaluating the main characteristics and advantages that Oracle databases provide, you now have to analyze if this solution fits the requirements that your company currently presents. The next step is to find the right technology partner to implement it. We can help you with that! Contact us.