A colleague of mine, let's call him Frank, and I carried out this dialogue the other day when we were discussing a website he was developing that would end up talking to Oracle, DB2, Teradata and some of the SQL Server databases I manage:
Frank: When we're talking to Blue, it will be done <this way>, and when talking to Red, it will be done this way.
Me: (thinking I knew what he meant, but wanting to be sure) What are Blue and Red?
Frank: Blue is DB2, and Red is Oracle. (as I suspected)
Me: Hmm, I have not heard them referred to that way but it makes sense given the Big Blue moniker IBM carries and Oracle's logo. What color is SQL Server?
This conversation has crossed my mind a few times since then and I am truly undecided. Frank, though his answer was off the cuff and laced with sarcasm given his preference towards the other platforms on the list, had as good an answer as any. What color do you most think of as representing SQL Server?
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