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Re: NASA/Need Opinions On Oracle

From: John Thomas <uqecd08_at_ucl.ac.uk>
Date: 7 Apr 92 21:13:16 GMT
Message-ID: <1992Apr07.211316.81637@link-1.ts.bcc.ac.uk>

barrydm_at_dryden.dfrf.nasa.gov (Mark Barry) writes:

>different vendors: Ingres, Informix, Sybase and Oracle. Considering either
>of these two hardware platforms, can anyone express opinions and/or exper-
>iences with Oracle? Thanks...

Quick answer:

You want the latest bees knees that does everything quickest on only the very latest platform? - Don't use Oracle.

You want a solid (though not always without bugs) data-processing RDBMS with _relatively_ easy to use data-entry and report generation tools. You also want to be able to communicate with other SQL databases running on quite different platforms & port your applications to them, either now or in the future. And a system that's well known, (sometimes with poor Oracle support) by lots of programmers, DBAs and SyS Admins... choose Oracle.

(Two year's experience of Oracle PC, 12 months on AIX - application medical database with up to 240,000 records in each of 50+ tables.)

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Received on Tue Apr 07 1992 - 16:13:16 CDT

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