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Oracle Database Backup Service is #14 ranked solution in top Public Cloud Storage Services. IT Central Station users give Oracle Database Backup Service an average rating of 8 out of 10. Oracle Database Backup Service is most commonly compared to Microsoft Azure File Storage:Oracle Database Backup Service vs Microsoft Azure File Storage. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 42% of all views.
What is Oracle Database Backup Service?

Oracle Database Backup Service is a secure, scalable, on-demand solution for storing Oracle Database backups in Oracle Cloud.

Oracle databases are backed up to Oracle Database Backup Service using the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module. The module is available from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and is tightly integrated with Recovery Manager (RMAN), so you can continue to use familiar RMAN commands for backup and restore operations.

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What users are saying about Oracle Database Backup Service pricing:
  • "It's an expensive solution and is an area that needs improvement."
  • "Price is always an area that could be made better, as it is quite expensive."

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General Manager Applications at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Scales well, is easy to install, and has good support

Pros and Cons

  • "It's a scalable product."
  • "They should base their strategy according to the country and the regulations there, and focus more on the on-premises deployment."

What is our primary use case?

We have had our sales success stories in the banking sector primarily. Many companies who are interested in having Oracle Database Backup Service deployed will contact us for the storage. 

The FSI sector, as well as any medium to large size company that is interested in Oracle ERP, or Oracle BI, or Hyperion predictive analysis, are our primary customers.

What needs improvement?

Pricing is an area that needs improvement.

If you do a comparison with other products, it's more expensive and it stops a few customers from purchasing Oracle, especially the engineered systems that have the data and more, which are relatively expensive. 

One thing is that Oracle is more focused on Cloud rather than on-premises implementation. 
Also, to support the on-premises version, they provide a lot more offerings on cloud rather than on-premises. 

The license price does go up and so again, it's pricing, directly or indirectly. 

With Oracle, it's according to the country. We have our own regulations here. The banks cannot put their data on the Cloud and have to definitely go for the on-premises solution.

They should base their strategy according to the country and the regulations there, and focus more on the on-premises deployment.

Oracle offers middleware as well. They have two-factor authentication and the Oracle Identity and Access Management on the software side. This is an area that Oracle has some competition in and an area that they should be focused on more in terms of creating and enablement for people here in Pakistan.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been acquainted with the Oracle Database Backup Service for approximately 20 years. We have the latest version.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product.

An average bank has somewhere between 1,000 to 5,000 employees. They use Oracle ERP Suite, like HCM, Human Capital Management, Supply Chain, and all of these features. 

They basically extract the data from the database, which can be anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 users.

The customer base that we have are not like the rest, because we are dealing with ERP. But, we are just providing the storage so I can't really provide you with the number of users. I would estimate that for a regular bank, about 2,000 to 3,000 users. With 10 banks, I'll say that probably about 50,000 users would be accessing Oracle Database to get the information out and storing the data.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracle does extend us the support, and we sell Oracle services as well.

We buy support from Oracle directly because they generate this ID CSI. 

The support is embedded to a certain extent directly to the customer, as well as our technical team. In case there's something that we can offer directly, we do offer it as separate support in our invoice.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

Our team is involved right from the sale down to the implementation and support services as well. For a regular implementation, we have a database administrator and a systems person.

We have a team of four who would be able to deploy the Oracle Hardware, other than rack mounting. We engage with network people as well, similar to silent ITs.

What about the implementation team?

We have our deployment team who takes care of the implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's an expensive solution and is an area that needs improvement.

What other advice do I have?

Customers will usually go for ASL, a Rack, or a Quarter Rack, then upsize to their requirements. This is a product that I recommend to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Oracle Database Backup Service a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
Tim Platson
Solutions Architect at One Click
MSP
Top 5
Excellent replication and performance tuning with outstanding scalability

Pros and Cons

  • "Replication and performance tuning are valuable features."
  • "Deployment is overly complex and could be streamlined."

What is our primary use case?

I provide architectural consulting for end users. I design business continuity, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions and review the customer's entire end-to-end deployment of all of their technology. It's about supporting any number of applications, whether it be enterprise level applications, SAP, different customer applications, trading, financial information, and the like. I'm an implementer. 

What is most valuable?

I've found the most valuable feature to be the replication and performance tuning; they're used at every site. The feature functionality is nailed in this solution. 

What needs improvement?

I think deployment of the solution could be streamlined quite a bit. It takes quite an effort when you're bringing it up cold. Patch management could also be streamlined and simplified, keeping up to date with the software and things like that. It's currently unnecessarily complex. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this product for 18 years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is outstanding and I think second to none. It scales much better than your mix of PD products like SQL, or MySQL point database products like Apache. All of them scale to some degree or another, but I think scalability is really where Oracle shines.

How are customer service and technical support?

Experience with technical support is generally good. I happen to have access to the person that writes the textbooks and leads the training classes on performance tuning for Oracle here in Austin, so my experience may be a little bit different than that of a typical end user. Dealing with Oracle support itself is like any other support. It's a crapshoot. Sometimes you get outstanding support, sometimes you get terrible support. Sometimes you can't even understand what the person is saying because their accent is so thick.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is overly complex, unnecessarily so.

What was our ROI?

We've definitely seen an ROI despite this being an expensive solution. It scales better, it's the truest enterprise database software, and I think it's the best. I believe you get the best return on investment with this product. 

What other advice do I have?

It's important to do your homework and have a good understanding of how best to implement best practices. If you're just clicking next, next, next, finish, I think you're opening yourself up to a lot of problems. There are a number of different configuration parameters and different options that, from a performance and stability perspective, aren't the default. Products such as Microsoft SQL, for example, can pretty much be used in the default configuration and you can get away with it without any difficulty. With Oracle, you really need to have an understanding of what you're doing, otherwise you're asking for trouble.

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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DB Prabhu
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Feature-rich, reliable, scalable, has a good interface, and it keeps your data safe

Pros and Cons

  • "The interface is good."
  • "It's already fast, but still, they could improve the speed."

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integration company. We execute projects for our customers who come from many backgrounds. Some hybrid, some are on the cloud, whereas others are hosted.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a part of the DR strategy of every organization and data backup is extremely critical. It's insurance. If nothing happens, it is of no use, but when something happens, the backup is what you rely on.

It's a safekeeping of the data, which creates flexibility in the company.

What is most valuable?

I like the stability and the scalability of this product.

The interface is good.

All of the features are there.

What needs improvement?

It's already fast, but still, they could improve the speed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been the Oracle Database Backup Service for more than five years.

The deployment is based on the customer's needs.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a very scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is pretty good. It's not a problem.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy, but sometimes you can have a complex scenario.

Generally, it is straightforward.

It takes less than a week to deploy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Price is always an area that could be made better, as it is quite expensive.

There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing cost.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Microsoft. I think that Microsoft would be a better choice.

What other advice do I have?

There are many fields in databases and we do many things with them. We can manage services, do backups of in-memory databases, and more.

I wouldn't recommend anything else.

I would rate Oracle Database Backup Service a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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