Re: Licensing costs

  • From: "Gints Plivna" <gints.plivna@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhthomp@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 18:31:10 +0200

Rumors are there are discounts for big volumes of licences ;)
And check also SE and SEO editions. Oracle doesn't have only EE
edition. Of course there might be functionality and/or CPU issues and
as a result you have to stick with EE. And remember that SE also
includes RAC for free (however the CPU limit is per cluster and with
Oracle clusterware only).
However read how processors, cores, sockets and all other stuff is defined.
There are also such things like annual licences...

Following docs might be useful:
Oracle Database 11g Editions

Oracle(R) Database Licensing Information 11g Release 1 (11.1).

Software investment guide.

Oracle Technology Global Price List.
Oracle Store

Gints Plivna

2008/2/19, John Thompson <jhthomp@xxxxxxxxx>:
> 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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