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Re: Article about supposed "murky" future for Oracle

From: Leandro Guimar„es Faria Corsetti Dutra <leandro_at_dutra.fastmail.fm>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 15:51:21 -0300
Message-ID: <pan.2004.03.25.18.51.19.74147@dutra.fastmail.fm>


Em Thu, 25 Mar 2004 01:23:43 -0500, Ron escreveu:

> I found an interesting article by Karen Southwick about Oracle's
> supposed "murky" (in her own words) future. Can someone counter her
> arguments.

        Easy. He dwells too much on specific persons. Somehow people tend to be replaceable.

> Should I select Oracle or should I go with
> PostgreSQL.com (free and in my opinion, extremely reliable), MYSQL, MS SQL
> Server or DB2?

MS SQL Server marries you to virii, upgrades, a licensing mill. MySQL isn't serious.
Oracle is nonstandard.

        So the two sane options I see today are IBM DB2 (standards, scalability) and PostgreSQL (standards, freedom, lightness).

        I do use Oracle, but strictly for legacy apps. Oracle just lacks a roadmap to standards compliance.

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