Re: Designing database tables for performance?

From: Walt <>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 14:47:04 GMT
Message-ID: <IvXEh.15744$sv6.12146_at_trndny08>

"joel garry" <> wrote


Actually, I agree with a lot of what Date and Pascal say, I just have problems with Pascal's elitism and anyone who says Larry Ellison has brainwashed people like me. I started on relational databases in 1980 and didn't run into Oracle until '83. I _did_ purposefully throw my lot in with Oracle around '89 as I saw it gaining the upper hand commercially. How one gets from there to brainwashing is beyond me. And until about 10 years ago I did a lot of work (paid, not theoretical, sorry) on issues having to do with multiple db engines. After that it was a simple fact of life that Oracle was top dog. Perhaps that involved brainwashing decision makers, I wouldn't know. I certainly have had no problem saying bad things about Larry or Oracle when I feel it is relevant, and laughing outright at marketing BS. That's one of the benefits of being an independent.


I agree with your point of view. Like you, I moved to Oracle from another product, only I moved in 1994. And like you, I find the idea that I've been "brainwashed" to be laughable.

 In the construction and evolution of RDBMS, Oracle did many things right, and many things wrong.

In newsgroups in general, and in c.d.t. in particular, "You've been brainwashed" is code for "somebody taught you something that's different from what I've been taught." The best plan is to just dismiss it, and move on to those discussions where actual dialogue is going on. Received on Tue Feb 27 2007 - 15:47:04 CET

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