Re: oracle costs
- From: Mladen Gogala <gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 09:05:36 -0400
On 10/1/19 2:07 AM, Franck Pachot wrote:
The second point if you have to re-buy is whether you need EE or can
go to SE where you count the sockets and you have one socket per
server, right? That can be a huge cost saving. Of course you will not
have the same protection as Data Guard. But there are solutions like
Dbvisit standby which are ok if business is ok for a RPO of 10-15
minutes in case of failover.
That would severely limit his options. It's not just standby, SE cannot
do rman in parallel which severely limits database size. Why bother with
clunky Oracle SE when DB2 or SQL Server can do the same thing at
significantly lower price? DB2 can execute PL/SQL as a native language.
It's definitely more powerful than Oracle SE and still cheaper. You will
also get in memory option for free, known as "Blu Acceleration", which
was actually pioneered by IBM and made available a year before Oracle
In-Memory option in DB2 v10. SQL Server too has a columnar store option.
People sometimes make mistake and decide to replace Oracle by open
source software, which is not that easy. OSS databases are nowhere near
commercial databases in terms of stability and features. Competing
commercial databases, on the other hand, are closely following Oracle
and trying to swallow a part of the market. IBM is pretty good with that
and so is SQL Server. SAP Hana is also making inroads, despite some
questionable design decisions. SAP Hana is, however, rather pricey. My
favourite is DB2 because of the ability to run PL/SQL code.
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