We've taken databases that don't need the database options and moved them to servers running Standard Edition or Standard Edition One. What options does your quote include? List price for Enterprise Edition and RAC comes to (by my math): $40k EE * 4 processors * 2 cores * 0.5 (core factor for Intel) = $160k $20k RAC * 4 processors * 2 cores * 0.5 = $80k. Jay ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Thompson Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:58 AM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Licensing costs To get an idea of how much it would cost to license a point of sale database on Oracle and commodity hardware/software, we requested a quote for a 2-node RAC on Dell 2950's 2 Dual core's per server. Quote was $306k. Business choked and said to look for an alternative solution. It's hard to argue with them with costs like that. We're currently having to house about 30 db's on each of the 3 production servers we have because of the licensing costs. Tunning, planning downtime is a true nightmare not to mention we cannot gurantee SLA's are met because of the influences of these other databases. I'd like to silo each database, but that's out of the question with that kind of cost. How are others dealing with the high cost of Oracle? **DISCLAIMER This e-mail message and any files transmitted with it are intended for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may contain information that is privileged, proprietary and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not use, copy or disclose to anyone the message or any information contained in the message. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail message. The contents do not represent the opinion of D&E except to the extent that it relates to their official business.