Re: What are the advantages of migrating appliations from Oracle 8i to the 10g platform?

From: Mark D Powell <>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 07:59:10 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 22, 2:09 am, "Vladimir M. Zakharychev" <> wrote:
> On Aug 21, 6:38 pm, EliasFigueroa <> wrote:
> > What are the advantages of migrating appliations from Oracle 8i to the
> > 10g platform
> If your applications don't evolve and "just work", probably none. You
> may get some performance improvements from migrating, but you may well
> get all sorts of problems, slowdowns and incompatibilities if your PL/
> SQL code is quirky and your SQL is not CBO-friendly and you didn't
> account for the new features in it, or if your application was built
> using some old framework or platform. Sybrand's and Mark's points do
> apply, but to a degree.
> For example, we have an application that was written using Forms6i.
> The app was certified against 8i and later 9iR2, but that's it. No 10g
> or 11g, it simply won't work with these releases. Forms client can't
> even use 9i client, it has to use its own v8 client. The app can't be
> changed, nor can it be replaced, so there's no reason for us to
> migrate in this case (unless we want to break it and train ourselves
> in overnight DR. :))
> Support is important, but if your application is working fine and you
> didn't have any new issues with Oracle8i for the last 4 years that
> required support calls then what difference will another 4 years
> without support make? Besides, you can still get support, just not the
> bug fixes - but most probably none will be needed anyway.
> "Better is the enemy of good."
>                     Voltaire
> Regards,
>    Vladimir M. Zakharychev
>    N-Networks, makers of Dynamic PSP(tm)

Just a note: Oracle Forms 6i works with and is certified against 10gR1 providing you have a certain patch level (16 I think).

  • Mark D Powell --
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