Re: Coke switches to DB2!!
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 05:34:55 -0300
Oracle doesn't nickle and dime you... they charge you a LOT from the beginning, and the extras are not cheap either... So it's like to worse of two worlds ;-)
Only... there is no match for Oracle in certain types of business requirements... and certainly no match for HA environments.
Oracle Certified Professional
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 4:30 AM, Nigel Thomas < nigel.cl.thomas_at_googlemail.com> wrote:
> To nickel and dime is an american (not british) expression; (nickel = 5c,
> dime = 10c) - it means to charge a lower start price but then charge for
> all kinds of extras. So (hypothetically) you might buy a Ford for $10,000 or
> a VW for $12,000 - but if you want A/C on the Ford, that's another $1000,
> $500 for the radio, $600 for the sat-nav, $300 for metallic paint etc.
> Pretty soon the "cheaper" car can be more expensive than the dear one.
> Oracle would never nickel and dime you. Oh, except for the tuning and
> diagnostic packs, and for partitioning, and ... er, um, ....
> Regards Nigel