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Subj:   Re: Pondering
 
From:   Anomy Anom

<-- Anonymously Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 17:52 -->

Oracle has a better marketing campaign. Also, Oracle provides corporate licenses whereas Teradata doesn't. My management thinks Teradata is too expensive because my organization has the foot the bill for upgrades and new purchases. The Oracle license is paid for at a higher level (price unknown to me) so my organization doesn't have to come up with the dollars to use it. Yet they have found that Oracle doesn't not fulfill its promises. The contract was up for renewal this past year and Oracle promised many fixes for its product just to get the contract signed. They've yet to come through on those promises though they did charge us $100,000 in consulting fees for 2 weeks.

It's kind of funny because we were implementing Oracle Parallel Server to get reliability, availability, and scalability, which also required the purchase of several HP servers and middle software to implement. It seems they're trying to do what Teradata already does beautifully! The developers also commented what took them 6+ months to do in Oracle they could have done in 2 months using Teradata.



     
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