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    for good or bad we have to make choices.  But still a lot of skills transfer among vendors.  Another challenge is to keep at the front of the trends so you can spot the emerging leaders and move onto the newer standards early enough to profit from it.

    Microsoft is as good as any other.  Although since MS as a company is so diverse they don't have the unified enterprise focus many of the Unix based vendors have.

    They undercut Informatica on licensing and BI really took off.

    I'm a DBA.  It's funny but I can remember in 1994 having a conversation with some C++ developers hyped up on ravioli code and earnestly telling me they just knew for sure that within 5 years the vast majority of  enterprise DBMSes were going to be OO based.  IMO, it could still happen but a couple of thorny problems remain unsolved.

    So I think above all, relational DBMSes are here to stay for the foreseeable future for most heavy duty OLTP usage.  Most of my experience is with Sybase but MS and Oracle and even IBM are not that hard to pick up. All the engineers that design the DBMS software all know each other, attend the same conferences on the technology.  A lot of the designs are similar and knowledge is very transferable.  For example they settled on cost based optimizers (Oracle was the last to implement it) and it is a standard of DBMS architecture.

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    by Satya1 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 07:06:38 PM PDT

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