RE: Licensing costs

  • From: "Hostetter, Jay M" <JHostetter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:05:27 -0500

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.



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?

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