Microsoft beats Oracle in security showdown

Microsoft is beating Oracle hands down with the security of its database.

On Tuesday David Litchfield, a security researcher with NGS Software, published a whitepaper (PDF download) that compared the number of software vulnerabilities that both vendors patched in their respective products in the past six years.

During that period, Microsoft patched a total of 59 vulnerabilities in its SQL Server 7, 2000 and 2005 databases. Oracle in the same period issued 233 patches for software flaws in its Oracle 8, 9 and 10g databases. Microsoft beats Oracle in security showdown -

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