RE: Term Licenses to reduce Support costs

From: D'Hooge Freek <>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 15:13:33 +0100
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As you need to buy each year the full term license instead of "only" the maintenance fee of 22%, it would be only cheaper for the first 5 (4.xx) years. Certainly since the license prices seem to rise quicker then the inflation (by which the maintenance fee is corrected), or is that just me ;-) ...  

Freek D'Hooge
Oracle Database Administrator
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From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph Reid Sent: donderdag 3 november 2011 15:01
Subject: Term Licenses to reduce Support costs

Perhaps I am way off base here if so my apologies. Collectively with the experience, knowledge and wisdom in this group you all can support yourselves and not having to rely on Oracle Support to resolve your DB issues. I know updates is the paramount concern amongst you all but if you went to a term license matrix without Product Support/Updates and found a vendor which could supply you a discount on these, you would be saving allot on yearly support.
If you bought term licenses I believe the released patches, bug fixes, security, etc.. should be made available for that version of the DB. As a 1 yr term license is 20% of the perpetual price and support is 22% or the perpetual price(this figure also increases yearly) you would be ahead of the game. If you got a 10% discount on the term licenses you would defiantly free up some budget an possible shine in your department.

Again if I have missed or overlooked something here please let me know.



-- Received on Thu Nov 03 2011 - 09:13:33 CDT

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