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July 18, 2007

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Nike Vandal

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Nice article. But I have few concerns on what you wrote:

>>So why would the customer pay the extra money for Oracle? >>Simple. The customer really, really, really cares about the >>data being managed by Oracle.

Customer is paying extra money because SQL Server is not available on platforms other than Windows. On other platforms they don't have much choice. Secondly, no one wants to risk playing with the migration of a legacy Oracle database.

I didn't mean to say that Oracle is not a good product. It is and will remain a solid competitor, but its architecture and price model is over complicated. Rather, unnecessary.

Once companies take the risk to migrate to open-source alternatives like EnterpriseDB and start understanding what really a TCO means, they will soon jump start.

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