Re: SaaS will eat the world....including Oracle
Legacy compatibility is a chimera for the Minions. What is keeping people from moving is an unwillingness to bite the bullet and migrate to something else. Relational dbms all work on the basic theory and model so they are fundamentally all the same product. Vendors do try to have 'features' that they claim are must have which in most cases are syntactical sugar; nice, convenient but really necessary.