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Pros
"The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.""The stability is incredible. I have customers with uptimes of several years.""The scalability is very good.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""So far, we do not have a lot of issues. It's pretty problem-free.""Replication is a valuable feature and easy to use.""For IoT business cases, having Informix Enterprise Edition work on edge computers, like Raspberry Pi and using Informix replication, makes complex situations simple to build and maintain."

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"The database is very secure, robust, and scalable. It has all the features that you need, such as disaster recovery, replication, backup, etc. It comes with all the features.""There is a lot of information available on the internet, so problems can easily be fixed.""The solution is stable and has good performance.""This solution is very reliable. The performance is great.""The solution is stable.""Oracle Database is a stable solution.""The stability has been good so far. It's reliable.""There is a lot of functionality in Oracle Database. The reports and the GUI are good."

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Cons
"There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes.""This product could be made easier to use for beginners.""The solution really doesn't add new features very often.""Continue extending the SQL language for compatibility with the competition's language, including Stored Procedure Language.""The solution lacks some functionality.""The pricing is a bit expensive.""I would like to see backups from secondary servers."

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"I have been looking for a virtualization database engine from Oracle. They have third-party vendors that can do it but if Oracle comes with its own virtual engine, it would be helpful. Additionally, the solution could be more user-friendly and improve the Transparent Data Encryption.""Oracle could improve the finance system.""The price could be better. Oracle Database could also be easier to scale.""The price should be lower.""I have contacted the support from Oracle and they are sometimes slow.""I'm in Indonesia. From what I know, Ali Cloud has already built a center in Indonesia, and Google also has a data center in Indonesia. I have heard that Amazon will also build a data center in Indonesia, and the same will be with Azure if they deal with the Indonesian government. I'm quite appreciative of what Amazon has done by deciding to have a local data center. I expect Oracle to do the same, but Oracle doesn't seem to have plans to build a data center in Indonesia. This is something that needs to be improved. Oracle should follow all the other cloud providers who see a potential market in Indonesia. It would be better for Oracle to be equal to other cloud providers and have a data center in Indonesia so they can compete. Having a local data center means that they can avoid performance issues, the latency of the network, and all the things that are related to the network for internet-based solutions. Customers in Indonesia expect a local data center.""Even if you have backup discs and never use Data Guard, you still have to pay for a license for it.""They could improve the storage and network overhead."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The free edition can be enough to handle moderate-size implementations, but you may want a pay for edition to benefit from more functionality, such as replication."
  • "I am not aware of the licensing costs or terms."
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  • "Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing."
  • "The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries."
  • "It is very expensive. We pay in dollars, so the inflation and conversion cost is also there for us. They charge on a yearly basis for the license."
  • "Its price is already low. Oracle has a competitive and cheaper price as compared to others. Oracle Cloud is cheaper than other clouds. The pricing is very competitive for Oracle Cloud to be in the market. Their pricing makes customers interested in using this product even though Oracle doesn't have a local data center at this moment."
  • "They are pricing themselves out of the market."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products."
  • "It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."
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    The stability is incredible. I have customers with uptimes of several years.
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    This product could be made easier to use for beginners. As I have worked with it for quite a while, it is not difficult for me. However, some of my customers complain that it is too difficult to… more »
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    It is a mature product. It is pretty stable. I've got a lot of experience with it, so it is pretty easy to use.
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    We pay for a yearly licensing subscription. Funds permitting, we have plans to increase usage for Oracle Database in the new year.
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    Informix
    Oracle 12c, RDBMS
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    Overview
    Informix is one of the most widely used database servers offering high levels of performance and availability, distinctive capabilities, & minimal overhead.

    Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

    For more information on Oracle RDBMS, visit Oracle.com

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    IBM Informix is ranked 8th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 123 reviews. IBM Informix is rated 9.2, while Oracle Database is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Informix writes "Many embedded functionalities of the engine allow for significant savings on complex developments and maintenance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". IBM Informix is most compared with SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, MySQL, Oracle Database In-Memory and Oracle Multitenant, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database, SQL Server, MySQL and IBM Netezza Performance Server. See our IBM Informix vs. Oracle Database report.

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