A trend that we see more and more often today, both nationally and internationally, is the migration of Oracle databases to Open Source PostgreSQL databases. All this to reduce Oracle’s footprint within medium and large organisations.
The benefits of migrating to Open Source PostgreSQL and lowering the Oracle footprint are considerable. Think of lower TCO, no vendor lock-in, state-of-the-art technology and high degree of innovation, no restrictions on deployment in the Cloud et cetera.
Meanwhile, there are specialized companies such as Splendid Data that offer a service (based on specialized tools) to migrate Oracle databases to native Open Source PostgreSQL. This means not only migrating a database schema, but also migrating the code in the database (Oracle PL/SQL to PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL). By using specialised tools, the migration is carried out largely automatically.
Take control yourself to get out of Oracle’s stranglehold by switching to Open Source PostgreSQL where possible and meaningful.