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Oracle rival chides UK councils for pricey database indulgence


Re: Just say no ...

FOSS or home brew is the most sensible solution, but no councils have the expertise, courage or resources

Which was my point about austerity. If you're ever going to break the chain then it starts with (at least) doubling your costs as you'll still need Oracle while you invest in developing your exit strategy. As with any organisation linked to electoral cycles, it is improbable you'll secure funding for projects that have an ROI > 3-5 years at the best of times. Add austerity spending and the improbable becomes the impossible.

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