Standard Edition is actually a good choice, a customer who were going to spend 150k Euros on licenses and Single Instance (2 CPU Dual Core) and a single instance 2 CPU (Dual Core) DG reduced their cost down to 50K having a 2 nodes RAC in each Data Center (there are two) using Dbvisit as Standby solution. And they even got more horse power! Since SE is charged by socket and not CORE so instead of having Dual Core Servers he ended up with quad cores. -- LSC On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 8:39 PM, John Thompson <jhthomp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Company I work for just announced that we're going to convert all but 2 of > our 89 Oracle databases to either SQL Server, MYSQL, or PostgreSQL. This > is due to the high licensing cost. I'm bummed.