Re: SQL Server on Linux

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:07:53 +0000 (UTC)
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On Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:36:41 +0200, Robert Klemme wrote:

> On 31.03.2016 03:32, Mladen Gogala wrote:

>> On Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:31:04 -0700, joel garry wrote:
>>> It's all just layers upon layers.
>> degroot
>> Of course the customer will pay. SQL Server is not freeware. The real
>> question is whether switching to it will save a substantial amount of
>> money to the customer. I don't think that anybody with a grain of salt
>> is expecting a handout. The clients may expect significant savings. If
>> MS fulfills those expectations, then I know of a company in Redwood
>> Shores,
>> CA, that will be in deep trouble.
> Question is how many customers can realistically switch from Oracle to
> SQL Server.  And this means: it must be technically possible and the
> switch must not be too expensive or dangerous.
> Cheers
> 	robert

Switches have happened before. People were trying to switch even to inferior databases, like PostgreSQL. MS SQL is very well known and there are many people who know how to work with it.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Thu Mar 31 2016 - 23:07:53 CEST

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