RE: Oracle out the door
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 11:47:30 -0400
Attitudes like that often cause people to walk out the door, which makes for major problems elsewhere, like trying to replace a complete IT department.
HUMM, sounds like more work for people like me!!
Dick Goulet / Capgemini
North America P&C / East Business Unit
Senior Oracle DBA / Hosting
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O.K. Upper level management may NOT care what kind of problem on SQL
My boss always say: I make decision and you fix problem.
Rich Jesse <rjoralist_at_society.servebeer.com> wrote:
Having added SQL Server 2K/2K5 to my resume in the past year I can offer
SQL Server hit list for the seasoned Oracle DBA:
- Regular rebuilding of indexes and reclaiming space.
- Temp "result" tables are the norm for programming.
- Escalating Blocking Lock City!
- Cursors are evil here.
- Troubleshooting is easy: Reboot
- A hier-WHO-cical query???
- Indexes mixed in with table pages ("Charlie Foxtrot" in military jargon)
- Corrupted pages ("blocks" to the Ora DBA).
- Everything should be in "dbo", right?
- Welcome to 1990!
Upper management probably won't care about any of this until it's too
At least shoot for EnterpriseDB (paid PostgreSQL) -- they're specifically
targeting installed Oracle bases.
> The new CIO at my current employer brings a lot of preternatural hate
> for Oracle licensing as well. So much so that the upcoming data
> warehouse project for our Oracle OLTP instance is slated to be on SQL
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 1:39 PM, John Thompson wrote:
>> Company I work for just announced that we're going to convert all but
>> our 89 Oracle databases to either SQL Server, MYSQL, or PostgreSQL.
>> is due to the high licensing cost. I'm bummed.
> Don Seiler
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