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RE: [vox-tech] oracle -> MySQL conversion
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RE: [vox-tech] oracle -> MySQL conversion

Dylan, Definitely Postgres.

You may not need the functionality now, but you may want it in the

BTW, I am new to the group...just signed-up yesterday. You all are very
nice to each other...I am soo impressed. 

I have been a DBA/architect for last several years with a giant evil
corporation...using all of the major closed and open source RDBMSs i.e.
Postgres, MySQL, Oracle...but mainly, (eeek!) MSSQL

..so I have to admit that my Linux skills overall are pretty shameful.

..but my skills are getting outsourced to India--time for me to start
my own thing (YAY!...hopefully w/more open source focus, and help from
you lot!)

Your pesticide thing sounds interesting...(I luv pesticide data!!)  We
should talk off line.  It probably won't take more than a couple cups of
coffee to get this done...but probably more than we want to do on this
list...although we can post our conclusions.

Cheers, and good luck if I don't hear from you. {and apologies for the
ramble to the rest.}


-----Original Message-----
From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
[mailto:vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Danny Webster
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:15 PM
To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] oracle -> MySQL conversion

   I would think that PostgreSQL may be a better choice.  I started
SQL-Ledger this week and it supports these three databases: Oracle, DB2,

PostgreSQL; I guess that could be viewed as a hint that Oracle and 
PostgreSQL are more compatible than say MySQL and Oracle. Also, the 
PostgreSQL book I purchased from NerdBooks showed that this database 
supports many advanced features you do not find in MySQL.  I too am on a

hunt for database conversion tools, if I find what you need I will let

On Wed, 28 Apr 
2004 dylan@iici.no-ip.org wrote:

> hi!
> we have a huge (50+ GB) Oracle database that is used for pesticide
> reporting data in the state of california. all updates are delivered
to us
> in the form of 'oracle database dumps' (not exactly sure what that
> mean...). all of the queries are usually quite simple, no use of
> triggers/subselects/[other questionably supported features]... and
> we are low on funds ,and cannot afford to pay for the new oracle
> license...
> we are looking at converting our operations to MySQL, or any other
> source RDBMS...
> here are some questions:
> 1. are there any tools out there that can facilitate the conversion of
> oracle tables into mysql tables?
> 2. is there any way to convert queries written for oracle into a
> that mysql will accept (besides the long hand way)
> 3. would mysql be suitible for a database this size?
> 4. would there be any way to convert these 'oracle db dumps' for input
> into the new mysql DB?
> i know these are very open-ended questions, but we are just looking
> some ideas right now...
> thanks in advance!
> Dylan
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