Re: SQL Server for Oracle DBAs

From: Eric <>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 11:32:55 +0100
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On 2008-05-31, Tony Rogerson <> wrote:
> On 2008-05-30, Eric <> wrote:
>> Let me see now...
>> I know about Oracle, I need to know about SQL Server. But when
>> I read something that makes lots of mistakes about Oracle, why
>> should I be expected to trust it to be right about SQL Server?
>> Mr Morgan may or may not be anti-MS, but he is right about this.
>> E.
> So you trust in Morgan rather the article.

I don't "trust" him, I just think he was right on this occasion.

> Here's an example of his bigotry:
> His "Storage Concepts" area is just plain wrong; he's been told countless
> times by many people yet he prefers to persist the incorrect view.
> The Oracle Tablespace maps to the SQL Server FileGroup; in SQL Server a
> single database can have one or many file groups and each file group can
> have one or many files - we place objects on filegroups.
> Now, if Morgan was interested in being "accurate" then he would fix his own
> article....

And I don't "trust" you either.

And I don't think comparison articles help anybody. What the products have in common is that they are (sort of) relational databases which use the SQL language. Comparisons at any other level (excepts perhaps usability and value for money as a _platform_) are more of a hindrance than a help.

We are still looking for is "Introduction to SQL Server and its Architecture", to be read with the background thought "even if the same words are used I mustn't assume it's like Oracle".

(Yes, I know some books have been suggested, I don't yet know whether they are what is needed.)

E. Received on Sat May 31 2008 - 05:32:55 CDT

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