This study [PDF] shows that Oracle Database 11g holds a substantial advantage over Microsoft SQL Server 2008. More specifically:
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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However, this post is not about Windows Vista. I just want to share with you my success in running Ubuntu as a guest OS on Vista. No, I did not use VMware. I used (the free) Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. I also successfully installed Oracle Database 10g Express Edition on Ubuntu.
The following pages were very helpful:
According to Microsoftâ€™s new adCenter Labs Demographics Prediction tool that enables you to “predict a customerâ€™s age, gender, and other demographic information”, Oracle.com is female oriented with following confidence: 64% female and 36% male. Continue reading…2 Comments | Filed in ColdFusion, Oracle | Tags: microsoft, tool
Jared posted on the oracle-l mailing list a link to eWeek’s review of SQL Server 2005. It is an interesting review and shows that SQL Server management is starting to be more complicated. I grabbed the following Oracle related points from the review: Continue reading…Comments Off on SQL Server 2005 more complex | Filed in Oracle, Technology | Tags: microsoft, sql-server
Microsoft Update v6 is now available. It combines the old Windows Update and Office Update, so no more updating in two different places! Plus it has a cleaner, more polished look. It doesn’t run on Firefox though.