Sybase or Oracle? (No flame wars please) 
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 Sybase or Oracle? (No flame wars please)

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> > > I really would appreciate advice. Our group has to decide on a
> > > database soon, and we don't know whether to go with Sybase or
> > > Oracle. Clearly Oracle has the lead in the marketplace--but is
> > > it a better product?

> > Hi Ken:

> > Yes. For Data Warehouse projects I wouldn't use anything else
> > if I always had the last say.

> > > So, if you know enough about certain features of Sybase vs. Oracle
> > > to comment on them, and feel strongly that one is better than the
> > > other in some way, please drop me a line. Thanks for the advice!

> > Ease of use. Clean concepts and underlying philosophies.
> > Complete and tightly coupled integration of RDBMS technologies,
> > not just bolted on features. Very powerful database engine in the
> > right hands.

> > I've used Oracle7 on almost 35 Data Warehouse projects, and it's
> > always been my first choice in RDBMS.

> > Martyn Jones
> > Iniciativa para Data Warehouse

> > > Thanks,
> > > Ken McDonald

> > > --
> > > ========================================
> > > Kenneth McDonald
> > > Genome Sequencing Center
> > > Washington University School of Medicine

> > > Phone: 314-286-1831
> > > ========================================

> Ease of use?! What have you been smoking?  I am a former Oracle DBA.
> Working with the O-word motivated me to seek employment with Sybase
> Professional Services.  Every task is cumbersome with Oracle, and it
> just seems to fall right into place with Sybase.  Wouldn't touch Oracle
> now if you doubled my salary.  Just my opinions...

> Craig Hardy
> Corning Nichols Institute

Okay it's all relative. I think that the tougher the
challenge the easier that Oracle is as a RDBMS relative
to the overall complexity of the project - I haven't
found this with any other RDBMS, and only thing that
approached this in the early 80's was Sperry Univacs
MAPPER product.

Some of the DW projects that I worlked on involved as
little as a week of DW and Oracle7 consulting.

Martyn Jones
Iniciativa para Data Warehouse
San Lorenzo de El Escorial

THE DATA WAREHOUSE EXPERTS IN SPAIN



Thu, 01 Jul 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Sybase or Oracle? (No flame wars please)



Quote:


>> > > I really would appreciate advice. Our group has to decide on a
>> > > database soon, and we don't know whether to go with Sybase or
>> > > Oracle. Clearly Oracle has the lead in the marketplace--but is
>> > > it a better product?

>> > Hi Ken:

>> > Yes. For Data Warehouse projects I wouldn't use anything else
>> > if I always had the last say.

>> > > So, if you know enough about certain features of Sybase vs. Oracle
>> > > to comment on them, and feel strongly that one is better than the
>> > > other in some way, please drop me a line. Thanks for the advice!

>> > Ease of use. Clean concepts and underlying philosophies.
>> > Complete and tightly coupled integration of RDBMS technologies,
>> > not just bolted on features. Very powerful database engine in the
>> > right hands.

>> > I've used Oracle7 on almost 35 Data Warehouse projects, and it's
>> > always been my first choice in RDBMS.

>> > Martyn Jones
>> > Iniciativa para Data Warehouse

>> > > Thanks,
>> > > Ken McDonald

>> > > --
>> > > ========================================
>> > > Kenneth McDonald
>> > > Genome Sequencing Center
>> > > Washington University School of Medicine

>> > > Phone: 314-286-1831
>> > > ========================================

>> Ease of use?! What have you been smoking?  I am a former Oracle DBA.
>> Working with the O-word motivated me to seek employment with Sybase
>> Professional Services.  Every task is cumbersome with Oracle, and it
>> just seems to fall right into place with Sybase.  Wouldn't touch Oracle
>> now if you doubled my salary.  Just my opinions...

>> Craig Hardy
>> Corning Nichols Institute

>Okay it's all relative. I think that the tougher the
>challenge the easier that Oracle is as a RDBMS relative
>to the overall complexity of the project - I haven't
>found this with any other RDBMS, and only thing that
>approached this in the early 80's was Sperry Univacs
>MAPPER product.

>Some of the DW projects that I worlked on involved as
>little as a week of DW and Oracle7 consulting.

If it is a Data Warehousing project you might want to look
at Red Brick. Just did a bake off and Red Brick was chosen
by the client.

Just my $0.02 worth.

Mark Rosenbaum                  Otey-Rosenbaum & Frazier, Inc.

(303) 727-7956                  Scalable Computing and Applications
POB 1397                        ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/mj/mjr/resume/
Boulder CO 80306                



Thu, 01 Jul 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Sybase or Oracle? (No flame wars please)

Quote:




> >> > > I really would appreciate advice. Our group has to decide on a
> >> > > database soon, and we don't know whether to go with Sybase or
> >> > > Oracle. Clearly Oracle has the lead in the marketplace--but is
> >> > > it a better product?

> >> > Hi Ken:

> >> > Yes. For Data Warehouse projects I wouldn't use anything else
> >> > if I always had the last say.

> >> > > So, if you know enough about certain features of Sybase vs. Oracle
> >> > > to comment on them, and feel strongly that one is better than the
> >> > > other in some way, please drop me a line. Thanks for the advice!

> >> > Ease of use. Clean concepts and underlying philosophies.
> >> > Complete and tightly coupled integration of RDBMS technologies,
> >> > not just bolted on features. Very powerful database engine in the
> >> > right hands.

> >> > I've used Oracle7 on almost 35 Data Warehouse projects, and it's
> >> > always been my first choice in RDBMS.

> >> > Martyn Jones
> >> > Iniciativa para Data Warehouse

> >> > > Thanks,
> >> > > Ken McDonald

> >> > > --
> >> > > ========================================
> >> > > Kenneth McDonald
> >> > > Genome Sequencing Center
> >> > > Washington University School of Medicine

> >> > > Phone: 314-286-1831
> >> > > ========================================

> >> Ease of use?! What have you been smoking?  I am a former Oracle DBA.
> >> Working with the O-word motivated me to seek employment with Sybase
> >> Professional Services.  Every task is cumbersome with Oracle, and it
> >> just seems to fall right into place with Sybase.  Wouldn't touch Oracle
> >> now if you doubled my salary.  Just my opinions...

> >> Craig Hardy
> >> Corning Nichols Institute

> >Okay it's all relative. I think that the tougher the
> >challenge the easier that Oracle is as a RDBMS relative
> >to the overall complexity of the project - I haven't
> >found this with any other RDBMS, and only thing that
> >approached this in the early 80's was Sperry Univacs
> >MAPPER product.

> >Some of the DW projects that I worlked on involved as
> >little as a week of DW and Oracle7 consulting.

> If it is a Data Warehousing project you might want to look
> at Red Brick. Just did a bake off and Red Brick was chosen
> by the client.

> Just my $0.02 worth.

> Mark Rosenbaum                     Otey-Rosenbaum & Frazier, Inc.

Hi:

Just to qualify my previous comments.

I believe that Red Brick deserves a serious look at -
especially where data models are very close to
star schemas etc. where Red Brick is very hot.

However, as Red Brick is a relative unknown to
our group, I couldn't honestly recommend it at this
time.

Martyn Jones
Iniciativa para Data Warehouse
San Lorenzo de El Escorial

p.s. If anyone has any new material on Red Brick
that they could send me - then I would be happy
to review it. Thanks again, Martyn.



Fri, 02 Jul 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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