Re: Oracle out the door
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 15:05:05 -0700 (PDT)
I rather suspect that many companies that do this are like certain "global warming" alarmists. Their reactions to initial license/support costs are knee-jerk, short sighted and not well thought out. It may be that the licensing costs are high, but it may also be that there was reasonable ways to reduce those costs without throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Robert G. Freeman
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- Original Message ---- From: Gints Plivna <gints.plivna_at_gmail.com> To: jhthomp_at_gmail.com Cc: oracle-l_at_freelists.org Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:47:50 PM Subject: Re: Oracle out the door
Following ideas comes to mind:
1) Have you/your company considered other editions than EE? I.e. SE, SE One, trying to get discounts, optimizing (e.g. throwing several apps on the same boxes) environments?
2) Have you/your company calculated all other costs connected with database change i.e. staff skills, possibility to rebuild applications totally from scratch, possibility to have various kind of problems because of lack of knowledge and migration to other DBMSes? A while ago I've summarized a few criteria for choosing DBMS and the main message I'd like to offer is - as probably everyone knows - the cost of DB is not the same as the cost of DBMS licence. In case anyone is interested the article is here http://gplivna.eu/papers/choose_database.htm
2008/4/29 John Thompson <jhthomp_at_gmail.com>:
> Company I work for just announced that we're going to convert all but 2 of
> our 89 Oracle databases to either SQL Server, MYSQL, or PostgreSQL. This
> is due to the high licensing cost. I'm bummed.