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Oracle rival chides UK councils for pricey database indulgence

Frank Gerlach #2

Cheap Staff

Competent software engineers can work with more than one RDBMS and they can port your application to a different system.

So if leadership really wants to make a change, they certainly could.

Postgresql, DB/2, TeraData, MSSQL, SAPDB,...

Of course it helps to stay clear of proprietary extensions like PLSQL. And to test the application during development against several different RDBMSs. Then you can switch at low cost.

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