Hello All,

I know MS SQL is the most popular choice for educational networks, but I am really impressed with some of the regex like pattern matching, and other cool features that Oracle can provide. I've also heard that it can deal better with a heavy load. Just wondered if anyone out there uses it in there network, and how it performs.

Also R.E. licensing, where on earth can I purchase it from, MS SQL server is relatively easy to obtain, but it seems like no one sells oracle. I know I can just download it and start using, but how can I buy a license.