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Comment: It's the apps, stupid! (Score 1) 102

by 0xdeaddead (#48375281) Attached to: Amazon Goes After Oracle (Again) With New Aurora Database

Nobody buys Oracle because they need a DB, and that sounds sexy. They buy Oracle because their application needs a database, and it either ONLY runs on Oracle, or is highly recommended to run on Oracle.

And then there is Oracle commerce which I see nobody mentioning. The backend of most businesses, which shockingly needs an Oracle database.

Got some random data you want to organize? have a budget? If so MSQL, otherwise MySQL. Have a real world app? Oracle.

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