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How to Use MariaDB for Oracle Compatibility

MariaDB Server 10.3 introduces Oracle compatibility, allowing users to utilize Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle sequences in an open source database. This makes it easier for DBAs and developers to migrate and/or reuse database code.

In a recent DBTA webinar Dr. Alexander Bienemann, migration practice manager, MariaDB Corporation, and Wagner Bianchi, Principal Remote DBA for MariaDB Corporation, described the PL/Oracle SQL syntax supported, including cursors, data types, functions, loops, packages and stored procedures.

The two biggest reasons to migrate include changes in the IT industry and changes in open source and MariaDB, Bienemann explained.

Migrations have also become easier than ever. Features for cost-effective migration include:

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