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Re: Standard vs Enterprise Edition

From: Paul Drake <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 23:40:06 -0800
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I know that you run on NT. So do I. Big deal. You can still run on 4 CPUs, with a 5 named user license, provided you're running Std Ed.
If those are 4 x 1 GHx - that's a $400,000.00 license. For $1500. 5 named users is all it takes.
Ain't life grand? You know, you can do alot of coding for $200,000.00. Lots.
Unless the database relies upon parallel query option, advanced replication, managed standby or bitmap indicies, I'd say - go with the pricing of standard edition, and use a beter architect.

Throw some money at I/O - instead of licen$e.

interMedia and iFS are included with 8.1.7 Standard Edition.

of course, if you have MEGA batch jobs to run that would take advantage of PQO ... it depends ...


> Kevin Kostyszyn wrote:
> We also have a client that wants to use Standard because it is less
> expensive. I tried to install 8.1.6 SE on an NT server that already
> had EE on it. I made it a multihomed machine but ran into a problem
> with a dll. Seems to be a known bug, needless to say, it might have
> ruined my installation of Veritas Backup Exec, just thought I would
> mention it. I have been getting some very strange errors on the
> machine since I installed, I think I will move it to an empty
> machine. As far as the differences are concerned, i don't know yet.
> Kev
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf Of
> Thomas Jeff
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 10:36 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Standard vs Enterprise Edition
> Due to Oracle's licensing shenanigans, we are looking at the
> use of the Standard
> edition to save $$$$. In fact, our management may even make
> Standard the de facto
> standard while requiring justification for Enterprise.
> If anyone is currently using Standard, or has experience
> with it, I would appreciate if
> can you tell me what I lose by moving to Standard. I've
> perused the features comparision
> matrix, but I'd like to see some other feedback to ensure
> I'm not overlooking anything.
> Thanks,
> Jeff T

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