Databasen - Revisited
jacqui.caren at ntlworld.com
Sat Oct 21 10:17:37 BST 2006
Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> On 20 Oct 2006, at 08:12, Michel Rodriguez wrote:
>> Sorry for asking a serious question here: it looks like Sybase is
>> widely popular in the banking and financial industries. Is there any
>> specific technical reason, or is it just "historical reasons".
> Historical. It was the only decent database that wasn't Oracle.
Not exactly correct oracles number IR for numbers was/is a BCD dervative
which make maths ops a lot slower that Sybase/Ingres et.al.
(at least that was the logic during Oracle V6/7 days)
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