Re: Is Oracle faster/easier than mySQL

From: steph <>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 09:37:00 -0700 (PDT)
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On 10 Mrz., 01:33, jgar the jorrible <> wrote:
> On Mar 9, 1:16 pm, 2005 <> wrote:
> > I am deciding on a database sw for a future startup.
> > Which one is better?
> > Also what would it cost for Oracle?  Is this subscription or one time
> > pay?
> It kinda depends on what you are doing.  With mysql, there are plenty
> of kids who do "interesting" things.  At some point, you get into
> scalability issues.
> Oracle's big strengths are scalability and concurrency issues.  If all
> you are doing is trying to serve up pretty pictures to get VC money,
> mysql is probably for you.  If you are doing serious transactional
> work like you want to be the next Amazon, Oracle is probably for you.
> Oracle licensing lets you develop prototypes for free, and even have
> small databases free for production use (see Oracle XE), but you'll be
> paying big bucks when you get to serious transaction levels.   You can
> get some idea of the costs from the Oracle store, but you may want to
> talk to a salesperson about discounts after you've established what
> kind of scale you are talking about.
> I've seen the "free" db's turn very expensive when they get successful
> and wind up needing dozens of programmers to do what they could have
> done just spending the money on off the shelf apps.  I've also seen
> startups with stars in their eyes spend way more than they need to on
> Oracle and hardware, all obsolete by the time they fail.  It's very
> difficult to plan for capacity when you don't know what will happen,
> the scalability issue can become very important.
> Most startups fail.
> Good luck.
> jg
> --
> is bogus.

I think I read somewhere that amazon isn't using oracle because it wouldn't be able to handle their workload. don't know if it's true ... Received on Tue Mar 10 2009 - 11:37:00 CDT

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