Re: Future of Oracle RDBMS?

From: Noons <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 18:13:14 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 22, 10:49 am, Helma <> wrote:
> I wonder what your thoughts are about the future of the Oracle RDBMS.
> I read a lot of sentiment on the web against Oracle - and I see that
> several of my coworkers are affected too. Reasons are for example:
> - Oracle licenses are expensive, I have seen several projects only
> for  'consolidations' in number of  installed databases, and I have
> heard a few managers wondering on how to switch to MSSQL. This MSSQL
> is moving opposite direction and get more advanced every new version.
> ( Specially the BI tools of sql2008 were impressive to me).
> - Oracle corp. seems to ignore its customers on support issues ( e.g.
> Metalink, Oracle kills free support blog and Twitter account (see:
> - I've read ( but not witnessed firsthand) about oracle's audits -
> sometimes described as a Machiavellian way to raise the 22% extra
> maintenance fees oracle gets.
> And, but thats perhaps a local issue - I see more MSSQL jobs than
> Oracle ones. And a know a few unemployed Oracle DBA's, yes...
> To sum up, it seems that the Oracle RDBMS is losing appeal. Do you
> feel the same?

<yawn> Received on Sun Mar 21 2010 - 20:13:14 CDT

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