With little maintenance effort and low costs, we feed our core application RUBiKS with real-time identity data by accessing distributed directory-information services over an internet protocol network. To my understanding, there is no other system on the market other than Oracle Virtual Directory that can achieve that goal at a low total cost of ownership. We have been running Oracle Virtual Directory for five years now and are very satisfied with the solution.
Using Oracle Virtual Directory, we can access original data as opposed to synchronized data for identification purposes. That is a unique selling point for Oracle technology in our world. Changes on RUBiKS are immediately visible on LDAP servers because Oracle Virtual Directory does not buffer data, it directly uses the source. So, once you have mapped the LDAP data, Oracle Virtual Directory operates by itself, and its performance depends uniquely on the performance of the services that supply the data. Combined with Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition, we have a stable, secure, and low-cost solution that more than satisfies our needs.