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When to use Oracle?

Mely Carlos

Joined: Aug 06, 2001
Posts: 5
From what I learned about JDBC you can use any database that does the job. I am wondering what the advantages would be to use Oracle. Isn't it more expensive?
Stanley Tan
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 243
Oh yeah, it's a LOT more expensive. You should use it only if its a major project that is mission-critical for the business. Otherwise, consider using other DBMSes such as mySQL which is I think 3 times faster than Oracle.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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