Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 09:32:31 -0800
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From: "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: Oracle vs. SAS tools
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Chris Smith <cpsmith@VECTREN.COM> wrote:
> A consultant working for my company said to me..."Not too many people
> SAS anymore...everyone uses Oracle now."
> What did he mean?
> . . . . .
Well, sometimes that means "I know Oracle. I don't know SAS. I only
recommend stuff which will get me business." :-)
Oracle does do more business than SAS. So does Microsoft, but that
mean "Not too many people using SAS anymore...everyone uses MS now."
there are areas where Oracle is making inroads.. but there may be places
where the reverse is true. In my little cornfield, we have junked
completely, and we do the database management in SAS now. But we don't
a need for real-time transaction-processing. I'm sure others have
and just write Oracle programs to generate their descriptive statistics.
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist