Re: Oracle out the door

  • From: "Bill Ferguson" <wbfergus@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jeremy.schneider@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 10:55:30 -0600

Lots of good advice and comments on comments on this thread so far.

One thing I don't remember seeing though, as it relates indirectly to
costs, is the time and effort to convert all of your existing apps
over to something new. Converting 87 different databases, with all of
the associated schemas, etc., seems like it would take a few years to
perform. That equates to basically wasted manpower for how many people
for how many years at what salary? What is the ROI on that? 10 years?

Are they all custom databases and apps, or are they 'canned'
applications? Can they be easily ported to a new RDBMS or will lots of
extra effort be required to maintain the same level of functionality?

-- Bill Ferguson

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