Conference Schedule - PGConf.EU 2013

Conduct change from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Date: 2013-10-30
Time: 16:20 - 17:10
Room: Pembroke
Level: Beginner

How large companies and governmental organization in France did the move from Oracle to PostgreSQL. What were the pros and cons of such a move, and in which context it happened.

Such migrations is not only about money, even tough its part of the deal. Each of those entities had to conduct a change. There are technical issues, but those weren't the biggest ones. Knowledge, organization and other human aspects were much bigger issues... One has to be open-minded to succeed completely.

About the technical part of this talk, as I guess it can't be all about methods and blah-blah, we'll cover latests releases of Ora2Pg, developed by Gilles Darold at Dalibo. It handles now a usefull estimation module: it scans every object in the database and gives an estimation in man-days for the migration. It's now part of the process to estimate a total cost of change. We'll show some usefull examples for the audience.

Speaker

Jean-Paul Argudo

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