Re: Are there features on other RDBMS's that it would be good for Oracle to have?

From: Ilmar Kerm <>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 09:14:26 +0300
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On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Paul Linehan <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm interested in finding out whether posters to this list wish there
> were features in Oracle that
> are available on other systems?
> I saw a posting by Jonathan Lewis
> (
> who says there are some MS SQL Server features that he'd like to see.
> I asked what they
> were but he never replied to my  post.
> For example, Oracle has made a big hooha over getting virtual columns.
> A db that I have regularly
> used (Interbase/Firebird) has had them for decades and there's no
> doubt but that they're handy.
> I still think the Firebird syntax is better - Field Blah IS COMPUTED
> BY (expression)
> Anything similar on other systems that you use that you think would be
> of benefit for Oracle?
> Any ideas, references, URLS, &c. welcome.

Partial indexes in postgresql:

Yes I know that its possible in Oracle using functions, but this also means changing the query and its more like a "trick".

Ilmar Kerm
Received on Sat May 26 2012 - 01:14:26 CDT

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