Re: oracle EE pricing
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 19:12:13 -0700
Indeed. Do read carefully.
Also bear in mind that an Oracle support agreement entitles you to more than the right to upgrade -- it also allows you to make service requests and most importantly to download and apply patches. Annual support costs the same for Enterprise Edition whether you have perpetual licenses or term licenses, so ultimately, you save no money on term licenses if you also purchase support.
I have clients who have operated for years without a support agreement (and without patching). But I would not voluntarily choose this myself, though.
If you are looking to save money, perhaps you might want to consider Standard Edition instead. Licenses are much cheaper, and so is support.
On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 7:34 AM, Johnson, William L (TEIS) < WLJohnson_at_tycoelectronics.com> wrote:
> Read all of the terms and conditions surrounding licensing before you buy.
> Much of their documentation is available on the internet. You can not
> eliminate any licenses once you buy them from Oracle - and if you do, they
> re-price support on all remaining licenses to make sure their revenue stream
> stays the same at a minimum year-over-year. I would make sure you read more
> information surrounding the contract before you plan to do something like
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Veres Lajos
> Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 5:41 AM
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> Subject: oracle EE pricing
> I dont understand something about pricing.
> This page says:
> Perpetual license/cpu: 47,500$, plus yearly support: 10,450$
> 1 year license/cpu: 9,500$
> It looks like to me it is cheaper to re-buy a yearly license in every
> year, than the yearly support cost of a perpetual license. (And there is
> lot more difference in the first year...)
> I guess I am missing something, but I cant find it.
> Can you enlighten me?
> Thanks in advance.
> Veres Lajos
> +36 20 438 5909
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