Re: The end is near: Coca Cola switches to UDB

From: Noons <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 23:10:12 -0700 (PDT)
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On Oct 8, 1:26 am, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> Coca Cola Bottling Company threw out Oracle and transitioned to UDB, the
> artist formerly known as DB2.

Not at all surprising.

IBM has been knocking at our door now for two years, offering UDB for free if we move away from Oracle.

It's called dumping. Something multi-nationals like CC are well known to like.

> I've been an outspoken critic of Oracle's
> way of doing business for a while now.

Join the club. Except I'm outspoken about their marketing. Not their business.

> I am also engaged on a project to
> transition several databases from Oracle to PostgreSQL. Maybe that will
> force their marketing to change tactics?

I don't think so. Look at it this way: we have in excess of 200 databases here. 12 are Oracle including development instances, the rest is MSSQL. Has it stopped this place from claiming to all four winds we are an "Oracle shop"? Nope...

> At the very minimum, they should
> give AWR report for free and make their databases cheaper. I'd hate to see
> Oracle following in the footsteps of DEC. They were high and mighty, too.

I could say a few things here, but won't. (not related to VMS and DEC!) Received on Thu Oct 08 2009 - 01:10:12 CDT

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