databases are the big battleground of the future

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tuxchick

Nov 10, 2005
10:33 AM EST
Maybe even now, because practically all computing infrastructure depends on database backends. Perhaps the biggest gift the FOSS world has to give is Free/Open Source databases that are not nightmares to administer and use, and are transparent and customizable. SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft have vested interests in staying obscure and difficult. But obviously customer's interests are at odds with that.
phsolide

Nov 10, 2005
12:11 PM EST
Quoting:SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft have vested interests in staying obscure and difficult.


You know, I've long wondered about Oracle and how obscure and difficult it is. The Oracle DBAs and SQL programmers act like Alchemists in a way: they each know some small piece of the overall picture, and they fear giving the Secret away - they'll lose their power!

It reminds me now (2005) of how VMS "experts" and administrators acted in 1989. A lot of questions would get a squint and the answer "Now, what do you want to do *that* for, anyway?" I really hate Real Gurus.

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