Re: consolidation of multiple rows

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 15:40:18 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 11, 2:14 pm, Jerry Stuckle <> wrote: snip

> > Installing and configuring an Oracle installation is valuable
> > experience.  I'd consider it a valid part of a decent course.
> > -g
> My customers would consider installation a complete waste of time.  If
> it's that hard to install, maybe people should use a different product.
>   DB2 comes to mind.

Ah installing oracle once at some base version is fairly easy. Keeping maintenance current and patched and tested when there are multiple oracle homes involved ... not so trivial.

It's been a while since I worked with DB2 ... but it ain't that different. Teaching SMPE and receive/apply/accept ... not especially insignificant ... how about researching the impact of usermods?

You had some valid points here in this thead but seems like you are using your credibilty here Mr. Jerry.

Of course Captain Morgan with his remarks about taking 3 hours to cover install and explain plans is equally off target but we expect that from him in this newsgroup.

> In the time his students take to install Oracle, our DB2 Admin students
> have learned about the tuning parameters, explained SQL statements to
> determine why things run slowly and tuned the system for better performance.

This just sounds more like hot air than a real world learning experience to me imho.

> Much more useful use of time than sitting there watching a CD spin.

Whatever. Received on Fri Mar 14 2008 - 17:40:18 CDT

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