Arguing Facts and Fiction

I’ve been following the discussion on the new In-Memory option in the Oracle database. As far as I can see, it’s very easy for a developer to start using this feature, which will cost your company $23,000 per CPU at the next Oracle license audit.

But the most interesting part is actually not the cost – it’s the discussion. Oracle expert Kevin Closson stated that there was a problem and lot of people told him that he didn’t know what he was talking about. So he produced proof. That’s exactly what I wrote about in my previous blog post.

It seems strange that there are still people in IT who will start an argument based on opinion when the facts can easily be determined. If you want to have an argument, argue facts, not fiction.

2 thoughts on “Arguing Facts and Fiction

  1. Sorry, but this article is an example of what I was taking about – it contains no technical facts. Oracle is making claims, but but Kevin is providing proof.

    BTW, Oracle has now admitted that Kevin’s findings are correct, but say there is a bug in the feature usage reporting that causes his findings.

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