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Re: Oracle and PICK

From: mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 12:05:41 +0200
Message-ID: <40810179$0$566$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>


Dawn M. Wolthuis wrote:

> I'll grant that number of copies of database software licensed per year is a
> measure of something. I doubt it is TCO, however. Given that PICK doesn't
> market directly, but to value added resellers does put it in a different
> category from a product perspective than Oracle. --dawn

TCO is only relevant as a comparison parameter if the different products serve a purpose in the same realm (niche?). What would be a typical PICK-based environment? You mentioned PICK-a-likes being embedded in products for vertical markets and the no-need for DBA specialists, but I wonder about things like # of users, developers, development method, modelcomplexity and data sharing between different applications.

I know you responded to 'market share', but I would appreciate some remarks on these. Received on Sat Apr 17 2004 - 05:05:41 CDT

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