"Johnson, Michael " <Michael.Johnson@stripped> wrote on 07/28/2005
> Why are you going backwards ???? MySql is an 8th grade toy.
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> From: Nguyen, Phong [mailto:Phong.Nguyen@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:42 AM
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> Subject: Migration from ORACLE 9i to MySQL
> I will be migrating Oracle database 9i to Mysql. Do anyone have any
> experience in doing this?. Please share with us!
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Maybe the US Air Force has an unlimited budget but the rest of us do not.
It seems to me that they "powers that be" in Nguyen's shop have made a
decision (rational or not, you know how some managers are) to move away
from a PREMIUM-priced package like 9i to something that can perform
comparably to 9i but at a small fraction of the cost. Calling it an "8th
grade toy" makes you sound uninformed of what MySQL is really capable of.
Sure MySQL may have a few fewer "bells and whistles" than Oracle but if
you don't need to rely on all of the gee-whiz and just need fast, stable
data storage and retrieval, MySQL is an excellent choice. Besides, most of
those "fancy things" in the premium databases can be duplicated or nearly
duplicated using very little client-side code. Of the things that cannot
be run in client-side code (I am particularly thinking of stored
procedures and triggers) those are coming in 5.0.x.
Do you think NASA, Yahoo, and a host of other Fortune 100 companies made a
mistake by using MySQL in their production enviroments? I don't.
Unimin Corporation - Spruce Pine