Re: SQL Server for Oracle DBAs

From: Tony Rogerson <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 05:26:56 +0100
Message-ID: <g1g2mp$412$1$>

> Apparently you've missed the fact that SQL Server 2008 will be sold as
> "Certified by Oracle" as the result of Microsoft's agreement to
> duplicate Oracle database functionality. First IBM did it with DB2.
> Now Microsoft is following suit.

More and more disinformation - the length's in which you go to ignore what is really happening in the market place.

Yes, SQL Server 2008 is "Certified by Oracle" not because Microsoft is duplicating Oracle database functionality (show me the link - Oracle would have a field day with that) but because SQL Server 2008 can be used as the backend database to a number of Oracle products.

One such example is "Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher".

Here's the reality behind the "Certified by Oracle" statement (

"With Oracle?s announcement of its upcoming new releases of the PeopleSoft, Siebel, and JD Edwards product lines, many customers have begun planning their future technology investment strategies. Due to concern over the roadmap of Oracle?s Fusion applications, some customers have raised important questions regarding Oracle?s future strategy, many of which focus on Oracle?s commitment to the Microsoft platform and their other business offerings.
As part of its "Applications Unlimited" commitment, Oracle is committed to delivering their PeopleSoft, Siebel, and JD Edwards offerings to customers, a commitment that includes having these applications certified and fully supported on the Microsoft platform. In fact, according to the Microsoft|Oracle Customer Information Center Web site, Siebel Release 8.0, PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, and JD Edwards Enterprise One 8.12 are now certified and shipping on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 and Windows Server 2003 R2 on a variety of platform choices (e.g. 32- and 64-bit). In addition, Microsoft is working closely with Oracle to ensure that the companies? mutual customers get the most out of their Oracle applications running on the Microsoft platform."


Now Morgan - back your statement up with solid URL's otherwise shut up, show 
me the URL where "Microsoft is duplicating database functionality" in order 
to become certified.

*** Now, I know you won't back it up with URL's because you made the 
statement up - more disinformation and lies from your head in the sand 
bunker - I'm fully expecting you to back pedal with a number of insults or 
distractions or even posting a URL that has nothing at all to do with the 
claim that "Microsoft is duplicating Oracle database functionality".

For reference, here are some more links:

Tony Rogerson, SQL Server MVP
[Ramblings from the field from a SQL consultant]
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Received on Mon May 26 2008 - 23:26:56 CDT

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