Why choose Oracle?
“Why Oracle?” This was the question that everyone asked when Oracle was displacing the mainframe DB2 systems back in the early 1990’s. Back then, Oracle had carved-out a niche has being a versatile database, not constrained as DB2 was to MVS and Informix is to UNIX. At the time, I was charged with making a “buy” decision for the new “mini computer” databases, and I’ve been intimately involved in this question for decades.
Oracle is the not the most elegant database, and it’s not always the fastest