This sunday I wanted to order a cd and sheet music by Jules de Corte. Whereas usually this is just a matter of seconds, using iDeal, I now had to circumvent it to do electronic credit transfers via e-banking. It was clear that the ING database had some glitches, but after a couple of tries I succeeded in transferring the money.
While I could just repeat the exercise, others couldn't. The glitch turned into a major failure of ING-e-banking in the last couple of days. Today however, everything seems to be up and running again. And ING will once more regret using Oracle as the back-end database of an online payment system.