Oracle RDB & Oracle 8i ????
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    Hi,
    What is the difference between Oracle RDB and Oracle 8i.

    Oracle 8i is also a relational Database System then why a seperate product.

    Thanks
    Anurag

    [Edited by anuragmin on 04-03-2001 at 01:30 PM]

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    Yes.

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    Any Answers Yet ??

    Sorry If I am bugging you.

    Thanks
    Anurag

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    I don't know the differences between the two in terms of functionality, but IIRC, RDB used to be Digital Equipment's (DEC) database offering, that was bought out by Oracle.

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    Below are the 2 responses I got to my question from other news groups. Though I should share them with you.

    Thanks
    Anurag

    Oracle RDB was DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) RDB before Oracle bought
    it.
    Provisions were made Oracle was not allowed to drop it.

    Regards,

    Sybrand Bakker, Oracle DBA


    FWIW, I attended an Rdb Admin course less than a year after Oracle had
    bought Rdb. The instructor said that the Oracle "suits" who had done
    the deal had expected to be able to eventually merge the two products,
    but after the deal was done and the engineers finally got a chance to
    look at it, they discovered the two products were too internally
    dissimilar to be able to provide any effective migration/merge path.

    Oracle did manage to dramatically increase maintenance contract fees
    on Rdb. The company I worked for at the time (and still work *at*, on
    someone else's payroll) was paying DEC a few thousand per year for
    maintenance. When Oracle bought it, maintenance went to tens of
    thousands per year.
    --
    Ed Stevens
    (Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of my employer.)


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