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Re: Article about supposed "murky" future for Oracle

From: rkusenet <>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 10:26:33 -0500
Message-ID: <c49f3a$2flh56$>

"Daniel Morgan" <> wrote in message news:1080571438.278258_at_yasure...
> Serge Rielau wrote:
> > Daniel Morgan wrote:
> >
> >> Much of the core functionality of Oracle is dependent upon the
> >> versioning. Microsoft is attempting to duplicate it to put an end
> >> to their inability to complete with everything from RAC on down.
> >> At it most basic level ... it is impossible for SQL Server to
> >> produce a result set consistent to a point-in-time. Which explains
> >> to many, especially those inside Microsoft, why they are running
> >> their corporate financials on SAP with Oracle. A huge embarrasement
> >> for Ballmer & Co.
> >
> > Can you actually shore up any of what you just said with some form of
> > evidence? SAP is not known to exploit DBMS specific features.
> > Given that versioning is not in the SQL Standard I have a very hard time
> > believing what you state.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Serge
> Prove what? That Microsoft runs its SAP financial package on top
> of Oracle? Should be simple enough. We both know they aren't running
> it on SQL Server or Sybase ... so why don't you check on the number of
> IBM employees working down the street from me in Redmond at their
> data center. ;-)

I don't understand this. If MS is running its corporate SAP server on Oracle, how does it prove that they chose Oracle over their own SQLServer because SQLS is not up to the job. Their may be other non technical reasons too.

I know one customer (we did projects for them) in Florida who migrated from Informix to Oracle in 1999 because the packaged 3rd party software they bought did not support Informix. They didn't migrate for performance reason, though that didn't prevent oracle to claim :-)

Why am I telling this? Because 6 months back when Oracle had to face massive embarrassment to their RAC technology in that Orbitz fiasco, you were the first to point out that Oracle alone may not be the culprit.

rk- Received on Mon Mar 29 2004 - 09:26:33 CST

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