Re: Why is Oracle unaffordable?

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RP Khare wrote,on my timestamp of 8/11/2010 8:31 PM:

before. I have no complaints with either of the databases, except that Oracle is
over expensive

That means you do not need oracle.

> and the architecture is unnecessarily complicated. I want to know

No it isn't.


whether the complexity of the Oracle architecture and its ever demanding need
for a dedicated DBA is worth paying or not.  If you are an Oracle disciple, I
don't want to hurt you and my views here are totally unbiased.

You do not need a dedicated dba to run Oracle, that is totally false.
On the other hand, if you think that MSSQL or DB2 don't need a dba, then what are all those ads for MSSQL and DB2 dbas for? Recreation?


I need an embedded database for a shrink-wrapped application. I looked around
for the alternatives. I read about SQL Server CE, SQL Anywhere and BerkleyDB. I
want to try BerkleyDB, but the prices are too high. You could afford and
enterprise class IBM DB2 or Sybase Adaptive Server or SQL Server with a far
lesser amount.

Good, then get one of those three for the lesser amount.
In fact if you really need an embedded db, what you need is MySQL. Not those 
three.


Oracle is a good product but it is beyond the reach of customers other than big
giants who pump in too much money just to keep those DBAs happy, who sit around
that black dump command line screen. Why it can't be GUI and simple and 
affordable?


If you think the main cost of running Oracle is all in the dbas, then you really need help beyond what this group can provide.

Enlighten me: if it is "GUI and simple and affordable", that is the definition of "not needing dbas"? Then all those ads for MSQL dbas are for what? And obviously you have not seen the GUI part of Oracle. Or the command line part of DB2?
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