Friday, May 30, 2008 6:32 AM
Migrating from Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server - starting points
The SQL Server engine does not work in the same way as the Oracle one; there are lots of differences and also lot's of different "theory" you need to understand that is quite different from Oracle.
A good starting point in terms of a like for like discussion is in this paper from Microsoft:
Solution Guide for Migrating Oracle on UNIX to SQL Server on Windows
Chapter 5 - Developing: Databases - Migrating the Database Architecture
Even if you aren't migrating it's a good read.
But the most important reads are probably the Inside SQL Server books (http://www.insidesqlserver.com/) and Ken Henderson's "The Guru's Guid to SQL Server Architecture and Internals".
Filed under: SQL Server, Oracle