Re: Latest copy of Oracle Magazine ...

From: Kellyn Pedersen <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:06:35 -0800 (PST)
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As my last three work environments, (can't count #Pythian, we do have MySQL DBA specialists on staff to offer extensive professional support of MySQL databases...) I've quickly taken on projects to either build or support MySQL databases. I always found MySQL a database easy to acclimate to since I specialize in Oracle and SQL Server. If only more SQL Server DBA's were actually DBA's, SQL Server could be a real competitor for Oracle, but due to the Microsoft OS and their marketing platform similar to Gieco's, "So simple even a caveman could do it!" I'm not seeing THAT ever happening.

I think Oracle is attempting to not make the same mistake that Microsoft has, by pushing MySQL out there to real DBA's to see if they will pick it up, build it right, demand features that need to be introduced to it that will make it a real competitor, etc. You might be surprised what it can do with a knowledgeable design, development and administration behind it... :) So, you should all start picturing the borg from Star Trek, with an Oracle trademark tattoo on their backsides and MySQL installations as part of their base programming saying, "Resistance is futile. You will be assimulated..." :)  

Kellyn Pedersen
Sr. Database Administrator  

From: Steve Harville <> To:; oracle-l <> Sent: Mon, January 10, 2011 7:21:27 AM
Subject: Re: Latest copy of Oracle Magazine ...

I think they are positioning it to be a competitor to SQL Server.

Steve Harville

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 9:13 AM, Peter Hitchman <> wrote:
> Has a front cover with "My SQL" emblazoned all over it, at this rate
> someone where I work is going to suggest using it, what is happening
> to "My WORLD"!!
> Pete
> --


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