Okey Dokey. Well if you want serious. I have 10g Dev Express loaded locally and it works very well. That's about the best I can say about Oracle here.
As far the corporation goes we have two major apps, one on SQL Server and one on Oracle. Moving to sql 2005 clustered we noticed an improvement on an already responsive SQK Server system.
Our Oracle 9i RAC has been nothing but trouble (it sits on Linux, that's not a comment). We had Oracle people (paid by Oracle type people) here for a month trying to get acceptable performance. They sort of succeeded.
We are now dropping the Oracle RAC environment and moving as much as possible off Oracle to SQL Server. Cost and performance based driven.
We expect just running Oracle financials on Oracle will give us reasonable performance - and it is an excellent (not cheap) product.
Apart from being a DBA with a foot in both puddles I am also (DON'T TELL ANYONE) a developer. I find SQL Server easier to work with but as a developer they are both just datastores with some caveats
When I dabbled with VS Enterprise Library Logging I just could not get dates to work. I had to use a trigger to insert the Oracle dates. And yes I tried using ODP .NEt from Oracle to build my own logging sink. Bizarre things like this pop up with Oracle on a regular basis.
Elsewhere I have seen Oracle properly implemented with well designed large scale applications and before SQL 2005 I don't think SQL Server could even be in the race. But thiings are changing quickly.
Over to you.
The systems fine with no users loggged in. Can we keep it that way ?br>