From: kevin lyda (kevin+dated+1032171124.a68a16 at domain ie.suberic.net)
Date: Wed 11 Sep 2002 - 11:12:10 IST
On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 08:43:45AM +0100, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 12:51:52PM -0700, Rick Moen mentioned:
> > Oracle is an example of a vendor that has both extremely twitchy OS /
> > version dependencies (I have really bad memories of glibc problems), but
> > also of being absolutely clear that there's no product support outside
> > of certified OS platforms.
> And woe betide anyone that ignores their very stringent "Use this JRE
> when installing" requirements.
and woe betide anyone who tries to run a production system on oracle.
i spent most of christmas 1999 thru february 2000 nursing an application
with an oracle backend that kept falling over (first on aix, then on
linux). by august i'd finally ripped out the last of oracle (replaced
with mysql), the application was more responsive then it had ever been
with oracle. we had transaction times drop by several seconds from the
initial oracle backed numbers with a mysql backend even though we had
something like 10 times the number of transactions and customers.
postgres and mysql are both out there. they're both production ready.
and they're both better applications then oracle. anyone considering,
purchasing or maintaining oracle today is utterly and completely mad.
forget price - just the frustration alone should be reason enough
of course, that's just my opinion. other people might have incorrect
opinions that don't agree with that. :)
-- kevin at domain suberic.net that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to fork()'ed on 37058400 the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier meatspace place: home than a sober one. the happiness of credulity is a http://ie.suberic.net/~kevin cheap & dangerous quality -- g.b. shaw
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