The official line from Encarta: Oracle is better than SQL Server. WTF?!Posted: August 17, 2006
I was playing around with the updated Encarta Instant Answers bot just now and I thought I’d have a little fun with it. So I asked this question:
Why is Oracle better than SQL Server?
The answer I got was:
The best of them all is obviously Oracle.
WTF? Have I slipped into the twilight zone? Bizzaro world? Doesn’t Microsoft own/run Encarta? I decided to follow the question up in reverse and I honestly expected the opposite answer:
Why is SQL Server better than Oracle?
And the answer this time:
Oracle is much much better. The best I know.
So now that is just plain spooky. If you don’t believe look at the screen capture:
I’m going to let this slide for a week or two, let the word spread and then ask Encarta the same question again…