Someone I worked with recently on the server side of the business had that to say about SQL Server compared to Oracle. His perception as a guy that is on the fringe if not the middle of performance problems is that SQL Server doesn’t need much in the way of care and feeding.
It’s not that simple of course, SQL Server does need it’s share of attention, but in practice for most environments it’s remarkably stable when you get out of ‘change the app’ mode and just let things run. Does Oracle need more? That seems to be the perception, but I’m not an Oracle guy, so maybe it’s just that – perception.
MS marketing team, if you decide to use “no drama” send me an email so I can connect with the guy who thought of it!