Why should I go for Oracle over any other databases?

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  1. Oracle is a very stable and reliable database (more reliable tha SQL Server or Access, for example, where I encountered many data and index corruptions).
  2. Oracle runs as a server on many platforms (Windows NT, 2000, XP, UNIX, LINUX, etc.), while SQL Server can be run as a server just on Windows NT and 2000 platforms.
  3. Oracle has very large functionalities, both in Java and PL/SQL packages that enables it to perform many complicated tasks, like Object Oriented Programming, advanced error detection, etc.

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This was first published in May 2002

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