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RE: Oracle Licensing

From: Jeffery Stevenson <>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 16:43:49 -0800
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Jeffery StevensonChief Databeast TamerMedical Present Value, Inc.Austin, TX

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  size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Dennis Taylor   []Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 6:01   PMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LSubject: Re:   Oracle Licensing
  Yarg! Snarfle! Argh! (sounds of chewing up furniture) For some reason, I   can't find the URL that started this conversation. I thought it might be, but that doesn't give me the power unit calculations. Can   someone help?
  At 02:26 PM 3/5/01 -0800, you wrote:

  Not so far fetched. My company lost several very large clients to DB2 and I   am without a job.
  Martin Kendall wrote:
  I'm following this thread and a worrying thought has crossed my mind:-   

  If Oracle carries on with this pricing model, soon we will all be looking   

  for a new job......scary :-)
  Martin Kendall
  -----Original Message-----
  Sent: 02 March 2001 22:00
  To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L   Last time I danced with our sales rep, power units were per server, not per   

  user... so the power unit price would be 400*100 = 40,000 for an unlimited   

  at 200mhz?) number of users. If you ask nicely, yours may agree to convert   

  concurrent or named user licenses you have into power unit credits.

  Dennis Taylor wrote:
  At 06:25 AM 3/2/01 -0800, you wrote:
  the mire. At any rate, there are suppose to be two basic licensing   schemes, and
  GOD only knows how many "allowed" permutations:

  1. Power Units which equates to the number of processors times the speed of the processors in Megahertz. Oh, BTW: it matters if their Intel or Risc

  processors too. Risc processors are more expensive. In general this is   the
  MOST expensive way to go.
  I went to the oracle site and did some calcs for adding users to Oracle

  Enterprise. Kept sayin g to myself, "Naw, they must mean *hundreds* of   megahertz....". Anyway, for a very behind-the-curve system (2x200mhz   ppro's), it works out to $4000 per additional user.   Or I can look at Interbase/Firebird, which is free.   Today I will be assigning one of my staff the task of downloading,   installing, and evaluating Firebird.
  The only way I can imagine that Oracle thinking can be going is: "Hey,   revenues are dropping because of competition from free and less expensive   

  dbms's". "No problem. Raise prices to make up the shortfall". Then I say   

  myself, "Naw, no-one can be that stupid". Then I check the per-user prices   

  Dennis Taylor

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  Null fortune. Received on Mon Mar 05 2001 - 18:43:49 CST

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