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Oracle 11gs - 2 Observations

two observations from this eWeek review of Oracle 11gs

first - Oracle is chasing SQL Server's ease of use.

second - Sr. Oracle DBAs aren't very pleased.


Published Friday, March 28, 2008 10:12 AM by Paul Nielsen
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Linchi Shea said:

> first - Oracle is chasing SQL Server's ease of use.

Maybe, but if this logic applies, you could say that SQL Server is chasing Oracle on the first four top features mentioned in the article.

> second - Sr. Oracle DBAs aren't very pleased.

All DBMSs are facing the same dilemma or challenge when it comes to automation for ease of use.

==from the eWeek article==

> Oracle has become so automated that you can end up with a DBA that > doesnt really know what is happening, and that is getting a lot of > companies in trouble.

We ran into this with SQL Server DBAs all the time.

March 28, 2008 12:42 PM

jchang said:

personally i am quite happy that SQL Server is so easy to install and put up a basic application that will break down under heavy load, and eventually requires a skilled person to solve the problems later.

so the oracle dba should quit crying, they don't need to be involved in small apps, but will probably never be replaced, except by another person

March 28, 2008 3:14 PM

alphatross said:

I'm not really an Oracle guy, but I don't think the version being referred to is actually Oracle "11gs" - I think the article was meant to read "Oracle 11g's Ease of Use" and they left out the apostrophe?  Whether this makes me a member of the punctuation-police or the version-police (or just an idiot if I'm wrong!) I'll leave for you to decide...

March 30, 2008 4:43 AM
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Paul Nielsen believes SQL is the romance language of data. As such he’s a hands-on database developer, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, trainer, and author of SQL Server Bible series (Wiley). As a data architect, he developed the concepts of Smart Database Design and Nordic – an open source O/R dbms for SQL Server. He lives in Colorado Springs.

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