RE: Oracle out the door

  • From: M Rafiq <rafiq9857@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhthomp@xxxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:34:39 -0400

They will understand it in a longer term. Good numbers of  companies are 
thinkings  to move to open source solutions because Oracle existing behavior. 
They are forcing to use MYSQL for new projects which does not require all the 
features or size constraints.

Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 10:07:37 -0500From: jhthomp@xxxxxxxxxxx: 
oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Re: Oracle out the door
Thanks for all the replies on this.  Senior mgmt. currently is so upset with 
Oracle that they are not entertaining any of the ideas posted. Regardless, our 
team is moving forward with some of the ideas posted, i.e. Standard Edition and 
more consolidation than we already have.  For example, we're in the process of 
moving all of our development instances into a 2 Linux node RAC environment 
thus eliminating 3 servers.  
From all the posts, it seems Oracle is upsetting companies even more so than in 
the past.  Seems like they're in a catch 22 since if they lower the licensing 
costs their profits will drop and upset Wall St. But if they don't, they will 
continue to lose customers and and profit and still upset Wall St. 
On 4/30/08, dba1 mcc <mccdba1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
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.Rich Jesse 
<rjoralist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
Having added SQL Server 2K/2K5 to my resume in the past year I can offer aSQL 
Server hit list for the seasoned Oracle DBA: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: Reboot5) 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!Upper 
management probably won't care about any of this until it's too late. At least 
shoot for EnterpriseDB (paid PostgreSQL) -- they're specificallytargeting 
installed Oracle bases.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 

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