Database Compatibility for Oracle Explained

February 04, 2016

Contributed by Gary Carter

Organizations can reduce their database spend by 80% or more by deploying EDB Postgres in place of traditional database solutions like Oracle, according to calculations in a recent Gartner report. But while the benefit of redirecting money saved is often crystal clear, the risks associated with migrating databases prevent many organizations from trying. These risks include: technical risk, retraining risk, and integration risk.

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EDB produced a 12-minute video titled Database Compatibility for Oracle Explained to explain the most popular compatibility features in EDB Postgres, and how they reduce the three areas of risk that are of most concern:  

1.  Technical Risks: Program code compatibility and tools for mission critical applications

2.  Retraining Risks: Oracle users can continue to leverage Oracle skills. EDB Postgres includes native support for PL/SQL in EDB Postgres, which allows Oracle developers to write database programs as before; DBAs find Oracle-like tools and other similarities.

3.  Integration Risks: EDB Postgres features tools that replicate data directly to and from Oracle, participate in multi-database XA-compliant transactions, and can read and write data from a wide variety of data sources including MongoDB, Hadoop, and MySQL.

By reducing technical, training and integration risks with database compatibility for Oracle, EDB Postgres has made it possible for organizations to find new database savings and create strategies that cap, reduce or eliminate expensive Oracle licenses.

To learn more about Oracle migration, visit our Migration Portal

Gary Carter is Director, Field Marketing, at EnterpriseDB. 

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