Costs of SQL Server vs. Oracle

Microsoft and Oracle are engaged in a price war.  Microsoft SQL Server struggles to grow "up" into the midsized database market, while Oracle pushes "down", to server the market for small departmental database systems.

As a result, we are flooded with marketing from both sides.   There is some debate in the market about Oracle being too expensive for small users.

Comparing SQL Server to Oracle is like comparing a moped to a Maserati!  Oracle is an order of magnitude more flexible and robust that SQL Server.

When comparing the costs of Oracle vs. SQL Server we must remember that itís not just about features.  SQL Server only runs on Intel, no HPUX, no Solaris, no AIX, nothing "industrial strength", with the exception of the UNISYS ES series monster servers. 

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Intelligent tuning for Oracle

Using the principles of decision support systems technology, BC has developed an important new Oracle tuning tool, Ion for Oracle.  Ion quickly isolate the reports on the important optimization issues, separating the wheat from the chaff like no other performance tuning software.

After several years of hard work, Ion for Oracle is finally available for general release.  Ion is unlike any other Oracle tool on the market, a tool that encapsulates expert techniques to allow a DBA to quickly visualize important trends and signatures.

Predictive analytics if the key to repairing Oracle problems before they cripple your database, and I created Ion for Oracle to allow any DBA to quickly identify changing workloads and unobtrusive patterns of data access.  To try Ion for free, see here:


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Oracle is the world's most complex and robust database and there are hundreds of sub-optimal setting that can cripple your database performance.

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The very best Oracle training comes from Burleson Consulting, where you get an on-site visit by an experienced Oracle expert and author.  Whether it's one-on-one mentoring or getting a customized on-site Oracle training class, there is no substitute for BC Oracle training.  Just call 800-766-1884 for details, and check-out our on-site Oracle training catalog at the following link: