Re: need to connect SQL Server 2k to Oracle 8.9

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:26:18 -0500
Message-ID: <RH%Dj.65569$>

Malcolm Dew-Jones wrote:
> Andy ( wrote:
> : 1. Connect to Oracle directly via ODBC
> : For option #1 above, will Oracle ODBC Rdb Release connect to
> : Oracle 8.9?
> I wouldn't think so, the Rdb driver connects to RDB.
> RDB was a competing product from Digital that runs on VMS (VAX and Alpha).
> Oracle bought it when Digital went bankrupt, so it is an Oracle database
> product now (suported and everything), but it's not at all the same thing
> as _the_ Oracle database (6, 7, 8i, 9i, 10G ... etc etc).

What the heck is Oracle 8.9?

Rdb is where Oracle got all of it's good stuff from like RAC, CBO, Partitioning to name a few. It got CRS from Tru64/OpenVMS and for a very long time - would run circles around Oracle RDBMS and in some apps still does...

Actually DEC never went bankrupt - the CEO et al just sold the best parts of the company so Compaq could buy it... It was truly a sad day in Technology history. Received on Tue Mar 18 2008 - 22:26:18 CDT

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