IT-Tage 2018
10. - 13.12.2018
Frankfurt am Main

Jan Karremans


16:00 - 16:45




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[Engl. Session] Picking a specific database technology is not done overnight. It is not a decision that is taken lightly. You will most probably select a database technology for a long time, as the dogma of database agnostic has proven not to exist. Switching database technology is even more challenging. To even consider switching the workhorse under you prized, mission critical applications, the switch would have to bring serious advantages. Many years, if not decades, have been invested in building and testing everything, why change? I have invested nearly a quarter of a century working with Oracle technology, yet I made a switch.

In this talk I want to take you through some of the considerations of this change and perhaps show that picking Postgres over Oracle makes sense…