Re: Oracle Closed World

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:41:09 +0000 (UTC)
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On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:30:18 -0700, Mark D Powell wrote:

> When it comes to Oracle vs SQL Server vs DB2 I have to admit that MS SQL
> Server 2008 is pretty good and 2012 is probably even better. MS is
> adding the internal views and tracing that Oracle provides and you can
> get some pretty decent Intel based hardware these days so the gap has
> definitely narrowed in what you can successfully accomplish with the
> databases.
> I like and understand Oracle better, but which database is better
> depends more on which database your developers know how to use
> intelligently rather than on the capabilities of the database itself.
> No matter how technically advanced the rdbms is, bad design can bring it
> to its knees and make it look bad.
> IMHO -- Mark D Powell --

My very brief encounter with SQL Server happened in the year 2002, so it might not reflect the current state of SQL Server technology. Do you have a book that you would recommend to an old oraclite to learn SQL Server? This seems to be a very sought after skill, even in the world of Oracle DBA people. I have worked with MySQL 5.1, 5.2 and 5.5, PostgreSQL 8.3, 8.4, 9.0 and 9.1 and Oracle, from the version 4.1 until the version SQL Server probably shouldn't be that hard.

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