Re: Oracle vs SQL Server

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 07:22:20 -0700 (PDT)
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On Apr 16, 8:54 am, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:


> > We are currently evaluating Honeywell's Optivision software.  This
> > database options that we are looking at are Oracle and MS SQL Server.
> > I looking for documentation or real world examples - why Oracle is
> > better than SQL Server.  I just cannot see going with a large
> > installation of a Microsoft product.
> > Thanks,
> > Andy
> Why don't you ask vendor for references? The vendor should be able to
> offer you a list of their clients similar in size and requirements to your
> organization. Also, do the realistic test and go with whatever fits your
> needs.

Good advice from Mladen here ... certainly ask for contact information for a customer or two that are running oracle if oracle is your preference.

Personally I would not ask for a SQL Server reference unless that is a path that you really want to go down.

Take the time to do an install of the actual product somewhere and get it configured to an oracle database before you purchase it. If you have in house oracle expertise then get them involved looking at the type of calls and access made against oracle. Does it use bind variables ... etc. Received on Thu Apr 16 2009 - 09:22:20 CDT

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