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Re: Activate SQL logging

From: Mark A <>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 13:28:20 -0700
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"Mark Townsend" <> wrote in message
> By an large you will find that they all fall into 1 of 3 categorires.
> 1) Explaining how Oracle does something when somebody asks how to do the
> equivalent in DB2, and any answer given seems to be based on a bad
> understanding of what Oracle actually does.
> 2) Correct/challenge any misconceptions/misinformation/negative
> positioning about Oracle expressed in the DB2 ng.
> 3) There are also a few facetious tongue-in-cheek comments that are
> clearly identified as such.
> Mark - by all means, feel free to do the same here, with the same degree
> of rigor.

Tongue and cheek? Your latest diatribe in the DB2 newsgroup is that the scripts used to set up and run the TPC-C benchmarks are longer for DB2 than Oracle. Didn't sound tongue in cheek to me, although it was a rather ridiculous and irrelevant comparison.

But I would really like to know, what is the justification of #1). If an Oracle DBA is now working on DB2 and doesn't know much about DB2, but wants to do something in DB2 that he/she used to do in Oracle, then they will ask on the DB2 newsgroup: "How do I do xxxxxxxxx in DB2?" where xxxxxxx is some command or feature in Oracle.

No one asked how to do it Oracle or whether it is easier to do it in Oracle, or whether Oracle is better than DB2. They just want to know how to do it in DB2.

There is no justification for you posting how it is done in Oracle, and/or whether it is easier done in Oracle, on the DB2 newsgroup in such circumstances, other than pure spamming. I suppose that since you are the Oracle Product Manager, you think that is your job, but I think most of DBA's who post on the Oracle and DB2 newsgroups would rather you take your marketing elsewhere. Received on Sun Feb 13 2005 - 14:28:20 CST

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