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Author: Greg Linwood Date Posted: 7/3/2008 6:32:34 AM
In this presentation, there are NO SLIDE DECKS (Well, there are some, but just to prove a point).

Two identical boxes,
Two identical databases structures,
Only one winner,
Who will survive?

Instead of the traditional slide show, for this presentation I will be running some interesting problems live in real time across two identical servers, one Oracle and one SQL Server.

You will be able to see the results for yourself and cut through the hype that surrounds these two powerhouses in the database market. (Well that would be in an ideal world)

In actuality I’ll have a reasonable go at giving each database a fair chance at representing themselves at the same problems.

While I know some of you out there will be spluttering into your McCafe’s right about now, and indignantly stating that unless I have used feature X which is only available on database Y, that this test is COMPLETELY BOGUS.

Well you have a wicked good point!

So I’m looking forward to a good night and some spirited discussion.

I have a bunch of prizes to hand out on the night, so it should be fun.

Rob Linton leads the Microsoft based SysTalk team at LogicalTech. His experience of more than 16 years in IT solutions has included senior roles at Redflex & Sensis prior to commencing the successful IT24 business that merged with LogicalTech Group in 2006. Rob has a B.App.Sc in Spatial Information Systems and spent 6 years working on large spatial database systems for organisations such as Telstra and Local Government.

For the last 10 years he has mainly focussed his attention on Oracle & SQL Server for clients such as Sensis and Nokia.
Rob has served as past Victorian Vice President of the Oracle User Group and is an experienced Oracle and a Certified SQL Server DBA.

As one of the founders and principles of SysTalk, Rob successfully managed the LogicalTech SysTalk business for the past 6 years as a specialised BizTalk Consultancy with clients which have included National Australia Bank, Tenix & UCMS.
In the past year he has taken an interest in security for database systems, and has recently become a Certified Auditor in ISO 27001 ISMS (Information Security Information Systems)
SysTalk is a Microsoft Gold Partner and is ISO 9000 Certified.
Robert has two very active and smelly boys, and spends his spare time attempting to avoid being nuked by them in Halo 3.

Venue: Microsoft Level 5, Building 4, Freshwater Place, Southbank , Melbourne, VIC | Duration 5:30PM pizzas & drinks for 6:00 start, approx 7:45pm finish | On: Tuesday, July 15, 2008