Re: Is SQL procedural or non-procedural?

From: Aloha Kakuikanu <>
Date: 14 Jun 2006 11:59:37 -0700
Message-ID: <>

David Cressey wrote:
> "Bob Badour" <> wrote in message
> news:lNTjg.322$
> > David Cressey wrote:
> > Your comment about "how wrong I was" applies to the Oracle CBO, and not
> > > necessarily to the CBO's of other products.
> > > We've been talking past each other.
> >
> > Keep in mind that Paul is part of the Oracle borg. No other dbmses exist
> > in his universe.
> In that case, he should be aware that Oracle Corp. bought the rights to DEC
> Rdb/VMS from DEC in October of 1994.
> And, I am told by people who ought to know, that the DEC Rdb/VMS optimizer
> had a strong infuence on the design of the first version of the CBO for
> Oracle RDBMS. The fact that Oracle programmers are still busy trying to
> outfox the optimizer says more about Oracle culture than about anything
> else.

I don't know what is your source of info but you've got it all wrong. RDB optimiser has been an effort of mostly 2 people: Antoshenkov (deseased) and Ziauddin. Ziauddin is currently an architect at Oracle and has influenced many CBO features. Received on Wed Jun 14 2006 - 20:59:37 CEST

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