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  1. #1
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    DB2, Oracle, SQL Server

    Hello all, I am curious to know if anyone has done a trade study on DB2, SQL Server, and Oracle databases (all Enterprise editions). Basically I am trying to identify which one to chose based on "Ease of implementation", Ease of maintenance", "Pricing" and "Ease of technical support". These criterias that I am considering can be obtained by interviewing people who have worked with these products. I appreciate any input I can get. Thanks, Shaun

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    Ease of..

    You can find lots of studies.... the question is, are they bias?

    There might one in DM review?

    Vmusic

    What about IMS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mostashs
    Hello all, I am curious to know if anyone has done a trade study on DB2, SQL Server, and Oracle databases (all Enterprise editions). Basically I am trying to identify which one to chose based on "Ease of implementation", Ease of maintenance", "Pricing" and "Ease of technical support". These criterias that I am considering can be obtained by interviewing people who have worked with these products. I appreciate any input I can get. Thanks, Shaun
    i'm in a similar situation, need to find something non-biased, not written by msft, oracle or mysql.

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    I seem to recall that MS and/or Oracle had prohibitions as part of their licensing against reviewing the products or publishing benchmark comparisons. That may explain the dearth of good reviews.

    But I can tell you that as for ease of use, and probably licensing, SQL Server is far better than Oracle. When estimating an Oracle project I typically double or triple my time estimate for an identical SQL Server project. Admin is more difficult with Oracle as well.

    I can't speak to DB2 as I do not have experience with it.
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