Re: SQL Server on Linux

From: Robert Klemme <>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:50:00 +0200
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On 31.03.2016 23:07, Mladen Gogala wrote:
> 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.

> 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.

That is all fine. I don't question the general feasibility of a switch.   But if the application that your business depends on does not work with SQL Server it's still not an option - or an extremely expensive one.



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