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[OT] Porting from Oracle [was Connection Idle in transaction]

From: Tim Pizey <timp(at)paneris(dot)org>
To: "David Wall" <d(dot)wall(at)computer(dot)org>, <pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: [OT] Porting from Oracle [was Connection Idle in transaction]
Date: 2004-04-09 08:58:47
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On Friday 09 April 2004 3:23 am, David Wall wrote:
> Wow, thanks.  Yeah, I agree about priorities.  The problem doesn't bother
> me at all since we've not seen any issues with PG and it's worked like a
> champ for several years in multiple deployments, including being used in
> Fortune 500 deployments, by our office edition licensees of Signed &
> Secured, and to drive our public web service at  It's just been
> awesome, fast and reliable.  In fact, when we had to port Oracle, we had to
> "dumb down" our application a bit because of their odd handling of BLOBs,
> inability to support multiple TEXT (LONG) fields in a single table and
> their shorter table and field names.

I am rather keen to develop a service porting people toPG from Oracle. 
I have always got the impression that this was a non-no due to the PL side of 
Oracl PL/SQL?

What can Oracle do that PG can't ?


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