Re: Just say no ...
FOSS or home brew is the most sensible solution, but no councils have the expertise, courage or resources
I've seen this alot, an although it may be true for small apps, I can only asusme that most people who repeat it have
a) No clue what a BIG database actually means (talking multi-TB through PB here)
b) Never actually measured performance on tens of thousands of queries/second on huge data sets.
You may not like Oracle's commercial practices, but when you do need that sort of performance the FOSS stuff running on white box hardware just curls up & dies.