Frank - I've worked with DB2, MySQL, Oracle, and a bit of Postgresql now and I don't see any huge learning curves in learning Oracle.. If you're talking Oracle syntax that is.. :) Its got its share of built in functions(most of which *rock*) and that sort of stuff, but like you mention, there are bound to be some differences. If you're talking about admin'ing an Oracle server, thats a whole different ballgame. Oracle has more tuning parameters than any other DB i've ever worked with, and sometimes there a bit much to deal with. OTOH, this is what makes Oracle the DB of choice for large org's and enterprises. :) Shout if you have more specific questions :) .djc. Frank wrote: > > I'm thinking of adding Oracle to my learning curve. I've already got > experience with Access, MySQL, FileMakerPro, 4D. Just how big of a leap > to oracle is this? > > My initial impressions are that a database is a database and that there > are bound to be some differences, but if one has a solid foundation, > that it really shouldn't be a big deal. The differences might be > analogous to the differences in the *nix, Mac and Win OSs.