Varying Takes on Database Naff

by Kofi Sarfo 1. June 2010 18:41

Migrating from a database we quite like to one we do not provides as much fun as surgery.

After the DBA has promoted the database into QA we find our application is spouting Primary Key violations because the sequence.nextval values are below those used within their respective tables. Identity columns. Yet another reason to prefer SQL Server. There's a clear pattern here.

Sure, there are some advantages but we'd take portability over the possibility of having more than one auto-generated sequence any day.

It's interesting catching the impressions of an Oracle expert going the other way. Oracle to SQL Server: Crossing the Great Divide, Part 2. The comments in Part 1 make for a fun read. Especially those that bemoan the developer tools.

Kiva Loans

  • Tomasa Del Carmen

    Tomasa Del Carmen

    Food Production/Sales

    Requested loan: $525

    Amount raised: $0

    Rubenia, Nicaragua

    to purchase an industrial stove, corn, lime, and salt.

    Loan Now »

  • Mariluz



    Requested loan: $225

    Amount raised: $0

    San Sebastián de Yalí, Nicaragua

    to cultivate staple grains.

    Loan Now »

  • María



    Requested loan: $250

    Amount raised: $0

    , Nicaragua

    to maintain two parcels of coffee.

    Loan Now »

To see more entrepreneurs »

Make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe.