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Converting from Oracle to MS SQL

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Due to the economy, we are being asked to switch our DB form Oracle to SQL. This particular DB is currnetly used by one application (one instance of Oracle is converting). I am really looking for some helpful commentary from someone who has maybe perfromed this task recently.
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What makes you think SQL server is so much cheaper than Oracle?  They are pretty much dollar for dollar these days.

You need to look at total cost of ownership.  A big piece of it is support and in-house staff.

If you are mainly a SQL Server shop with limited Oracle expertise, SQL server is probably cheaper in the long run.  The opposite also applies. Expert Oracle staff will struggle in SQL server.
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Eugene Z earned 2000 total points
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...  What oracle version do you run?
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before you Start using SQL Server Migration Assistant for Oracle (SSMA for Oracle)
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