Database Duel: Oracle 10g vs. IBM’s DB2

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Oracle believes it is winning the heavyweight bout between Oracle 10g and IBM’s DB2. “Basically, we are the gold standard,” said Mark Townsend, senior director of Oracle Database product management.

Townsend pointed out advantages such as scalability, unique features like multi-version read consistency and Automatic Storage Management, as well as 10g’s ability to do database “updates” without blocking access to the affected rows of data. “We identify focus areas that are important to customers, like security, and then have development groups working on those issues specifically,” said Townsend. “I think that internal organization gives us the edge.”

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As Pythian’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul leads this center of excellence for expert, outsourced technical services for companies whose systems are directly tied to revenue growth and business success. His passion and foresight for using data and technology to drive business success has helped Pythian become a high-growth global company with over 400 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Paul, who started his career as a data scientist, founded Pythian when he was 25 years old. In addition to driving the business, Paul is a vocal proponent of diversity in the workplace, human rights, and economic empowerment. He supports his commitment through Pythian’s hiring and retention practices, his role as board member for the Basic Income Canada Network, and as a supporter of women in technology.

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