This study [PDF] shows that Oracle Database 11g holds a substantial advantage over Microsoft SQL Server 2008. More specifically:
- DBAs can perform typical administrative functions in 41 percent less time when using Oracle Database 11g compared to Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
- Oracle Database 11g requires 43 percent fewer steps for the same set of standard RDBMS tasks than Microsoft SQL Server 2008 using Edison’s metric for complexity assessment.
- Benefiting from increased DBA productivity due to lower complexity and higher efficiency cited above, businesses could save up to $33,520.47 per year per DBA by using Oracle Database 11g rather than Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
- In the case of backup and recovery tasks, Oracle Database 11g offers architectural and functional capabilities beyond those offered by SQL Server 2008. Oracle Database 11g took 53 percent less time and 60 percent fewer steps than Microsoft SQL Server in backup and recovery tasks.
- In the case of performance diagnostics and tuning, Oracle Database 11g demonstrated a significant 87 percent savings in time.
The study concludes:
What is clear is that both Microsoft and Oracle have provided their customers with efficient tools for management of their respective database systems. But when the cost of operations is analyzed, Oracle Database 11g can provide organizations with 41 percent annual DBA-related cost savings over Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
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on 31 Jul 09 | Tags: microsoft