Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A New Beginning!

I have spent most of the past 7 years developing applications driven by SQL Server database and considered myself an expert at database development. Unfortunately, it is hard to be an database programming expert when one knows little about the #1 database on the market.

As a result I recently started a new job that uses Oracle. For the past 3 months I have been working for a large cell-phone/pager manufacturer located in Canada. I have found the experience interesting. As I have said before to co-workers 'Oracle is not SQL Server'.

The purpose of this blog is to talk about all things related to database systems. In particular I want to talk about the differences between Oracle and SQL Server. Both have their strengths and their weaknesses. I will try to be impartial but, as you will probably see, I think SQL Server is the database platform for me.