Re: Oracle out the door

Unfortunately from where I sit, this is a common attitude.

On 5/5/08, Goulet, Dick <richard.goulet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>  Attitudes like that often cause people to walk out the door, which makes
> for major problems elsewhere, like trying to replace a complete IT
> department.
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> HUMM, sounds like more work for people like me!!
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> O.K.  Upper level management may NOT care what kind of problem on SQL
> Server.
> My boss always say:  I make decision and you fix problem.
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> *Rich Jesse <rjoralist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>* wrote:
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> Having added SQL Server 2K/2K5 to my resume in the past year I can offer a
> SQL Server hit list for the seasoned Oracle DBA:
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> 10) Regular rebuilding of indexes and reclaiming space.
> 9) Temp "result" tables are the norm for programming.
> 8) Escalating Blocking Lock City!
> 7) Cursors are evil here.
> 6) Troubleshooting is easy: Reboot
> 5) A hier-WHO-cical query???
> 4) Indexes mixed in with table pages ("Charlie Foxtrot" in military
> jargon)
> 3) Corrupted pages ("blocks" to the Ora DBA).
> 2) Everything should be in "dbo", right?
> 1) Welcome to 1990!
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> Upper management probably won't care about any of this until it's too
> late.
> At least shoot for EnterpriseDB (paid PostgreSQL) -- they're specifically
> targeting installed Oracle bases.
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> GL!
>
> Rich
>
> > The new CIO at my current employer brings a lot of preternatural hate
> > for Oracle licensing as well. So much so that the upcoming data
> > warehouse project for our Oracle OLTP instance is slated to be on SQL
> > Server.
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 1:39 PM, John Thompson wrote:
> >> Company I work for just announced that we're going to convert all but 2
> of
> >> our 89 Oracle databases to either SQL Server, MYSQL, or PostgreSQL.
> This
> >> is due to the high licensing cost. I'm bummed.
> >
> > --
> > Don Seiler
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