Oracle 8 vs. Oracle 8i 
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 Oracle 8 vs. Oracle 8i
Is there a major difference between upgrading to Oracle 8 or Oracle
8i?  I am currently running 7.3.2, which is no longer supported, and
was wondering which would be the best to go with in my upgrade.

Thanks

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Sat, 28 Jun 2003 02:31:52 GMT
 Oracle 8 vs. Oracle 8i

Quote:

> Is there a major difference between upgrading to Oracle 8 or Oracle
> 8i?  I am currently running 7.3.2, which is no longer supported, and
> was wondering which would be the best to go with in my upgrade.

> Thanks

> Sent via Deja.com
> http://www.deja.com/

Oracle 8i is the market name of Oracle 8.1.* (the current version being
8.1).  The i is a pun on the digit "1" denoting it's supposed affinity to
internet uses.  

So Oracle 8i i*is* Oracle 8; what you mean by Oracle 8 is probably 8.0,
last version on the market was 8.0.5. Strange I never heard people using
similar pun on the zero digit, with Oracle 8o denoting the new object
oriented features introduced there.

So, 8i is really the successor to 8.0. But I have been told that The step
from 8.0 to 8i is in some respects bigger than the step from 7 to 8, and in
particular, I read a warning that there are problems upgrading from 8.0 to
8i; people recommend to go for 8i in the first place.

An issue might be that 8.i does not run on HP-UX 10.20 and other older  
versions of some OSes.

I have no personal experience with upgrading, but with 8i itself. It has
some nice features (apart from the particular internet and data warehouse
features which are very elaborate) that are handy for everyday uses, like
moving indexes to another tablespace in a running system, deleting from
views (with joins), new easy-to-use dynamic SQL (execute immediate 'my
sql-statement';) etc.

Joachim



Sat, 28 Jun 2003 03:07:55 GMT
 Oracle 8 vs. Oracle 8i
806 is the last available/supported 8.0 release.  It will be desupported in
October if memory serves me well.  Go with 8i.

--
Terry Dykstra
Canadian Forest Oil Ltd.

Quote:

> > Is there a major difference between upgrading to Oracle 8 or Oracle
> > 8i?  I am currently running 7.3.2, which is no longer supported, and
> > was wondering which would be the best to go with in my upgrade.

> > Thanks

> > Sent via Deja.com
> > http://www.deja.com/

> Oracle 8i is the market name of Oracle 8.1.* (the current version being
> 8.1).  The i is a pun on the digit "1" denoting it's supposed affinity to
> internet uses.

> So Oracle 8i i*is* Oracle 8; what you mean by Oracle 8 is probably 8.0,
> last version on the market was 8.0.5. Strange I never heard people using
> similar pun on the zero digit, with Oracle 8o denoting the new object
> oriented features introduced there.

> So, 8i is really the successor to 8.0. But I have been told that The step
> from 8.0 to 8i is in some respects bigger than the step from 7 to 8, and
in
> particular, I read a warning that there are problems upgrading from 8.0 to
> 8i; people recommend to go for 8i in the first place.

> An issue might be that 8.i does not run on HP-UX 10.20 and other older
> versions of some OSes.

> I have no personal experience with upgrading, but with 8i itself. It has
> some nice features (apart from the particular internet and data warehouse
> features which are very elaborate) that are handy for everyday uses, like
> moving indexes to another tablespace in a running system, deleting from
> views (with joins), new easy-to-use dynamic SQL (execute immediate 'my
> sql-statement';) etc.

> Joachim



Sat, 28 Jun 2003 03:23:37 GMT
 Oracle 8 vs. Oracle 8i
Quote:
> 806 is the last available/supported 8.0 release.  It will be desupported
in
> October if memory serves me well.  Go with 8i.

and increase your hardware equipement. Since Oracle 7 the requirements are a
lot of higher


Sat, 28 Jun 2003 04:11:10 GMT
 
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