Re: Oracle Closed World

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:28:58 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 22, 11:41 am, Mladen Gogala
<> wrote:
> 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.
> --http://mgogala.freehos

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