Re: Oracle upgrade advice

From: Hans Forbrich <>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 17:15:06 GMT
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Leigh wrote:
> Our client is looking into upgrading our oracle version (7.3.4) to the
> latest oracle version, would it be advisable to go straight to 10g
> (release end of this year) or is it better to stick with 9i?
> Current platform: Oracle 7.3.4 on Win NT 4
> Thanks,
> Leigh

Suggestion: do some homework to see whether the feature list in 10g meets your needs. You can get a lot of info at and look under 'Products' >> 'Database'.

Based on what I see, I will be encouraging migration to 10g reasonably soon. I happen to believe in the 'lots of small boxes in a grid' mode of operation more than 'one huge honkin SMP box'. (Then again, I also believe that the true cost of a product includes it's 3-5 year maintenance cost.)

For an organization just moving from 7.3.4, I'd suspect you will be satisfied with Oracle9i Release 2, at least for a few years. Unless you really want to optimize your investment, you probably will not be looking at using any of the more advanced Oracle9i capabilities. Received on Tue Dec 02 2003 - 18:15:06 CET

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