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I think comparing MySQL to Oracle is like comaring a pick-up with a truck. They are too different for such comparison to have any meaning without explaining the circumstances.

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Re: How far Open Source has come...
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jul 17, 2003 at 12:02 UTC
    Well, there isn't an open source product that comes close to what Oracle provides. Which is exactly what I meant.



      However, many Oracle users don't need what Oracle provides. Of the last four Oracle projects I worked on only one actually needed stuff unique to Oracle (good replication/scaling in this particular instance). The other three could have been done in PostgreSQL equally easily. One of them could even have been done in a non-innodb MySQL since it was just being used as a data-store.

      It's going to be interesting to see if Oracle can manage to keep a hold of its low end market in the years to come.