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SQL Server is a great product, but current licensing costs have pushed it into the high-end price bracket, opening up the same sort of price/feature hole in SQL Server that Microsoft used in the past to attack the other major players.


If you have a large number of applications that require SQL Server, then you are commited to the platform, like it or not. And of all the software Microsoft makes, SQL Server is one of the better engineered product lines.

But if you are not a 100% Microsoft shop and a good chunk of your applications are web based and you are not "platform locked", then there's a host of options that need to be weighed.
Gary Varga
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I find that the shift from something as core to an IT department such as a RDBMS or OS takes a long time. In general there appears to be the following steps followed:

1) Evaluate alternatives
2) Prototype use of selected alternative(s)
3) Pilot project using selected alternative
4) Pilot system migration to new standard
5) Overtime migrate rest of the systems to the new standard

This often takes over a decade and can be dropped at any stage due to change in management, key technical staff or even the industry.

Gaz

-- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!
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