RE: Oracle out the door
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:29:25 -0400
Not so small, due to the way SE is licensed - SE is *per socket*, not "per cpu", so you can get four of the nice new quad-core processors and max those out and get a fair bit of performance from even a two node setup. Of course, you lose the various EE options, but everything is a tradeoff.
If you're really concerned about Oracle licensing as well, you could always have multiple two-node SE clusters and partition your data across them (I understand this is ugly and requires a lot of effort, but if your primary concern is staying on Oracle while minimizing licensing costs, this is an option). I know of one very large oracle shop that does this - they have in the low hundreds of RAC SE clusters (according to them, I have not independently verified this).
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Derek Rodner
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1:06 PM
To: Brandon.Allen_at_OneNeck.com; jeremy.schneider_at_ardentperf.com; jhthomp_at_gmail.com; oracle-l_at_freelists.org Subject: RE: Oracle out the door
Right, but SE is maxxed out at 4 procs, so it will be a very small RAC configuration.
Am I able to attach files to emails on this list? (just curious)
Derek M. Rodner
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:53 PM To: jeremy.schneider_at_ardentperf.com; jhthomp_at_gmail.com; oracle-l_at_freelists.org
Subject: RE: Oracle out the door
I believe RAC is included with SE in 10g+, at least according to page 3
of this doc
"Effective with the release of 10g, the Oracle Database Standard Edition product includes the Real Applications Clusters database option."
Extra maintenance costs are a different story - I've never run RAC so can't comment on that.
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Jeremy Schneider
I can't imagine that you need to be paying those extra tens of thousands of dollars for RAC; won't the extra licensing and maintenance costs of RAC come out about the same as those three servers your eliminating?
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