Re: Oracle Licensing on VMware

From: Hans Forbrich <>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:55:23 -0600
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On 15/10/2013 1:04 PM, Paresh Yadav wrote:
> Thanks Jeremy and Hans.
> It is sad to see Oracle killing their own business. One of the mid
> size organization that I know of moved from Oracle to Postgres (with
> curtailed business functionality) as Oracle out priced themselves even
> after negotiations and steep discounts (I believe licensing of
> Dev/Test environments is what killed the deal) . I guess overall
> Oracle makes more money with this strategy so loosing few small
> customers hardly matters to them.

There are many factors at play here. 'Losing customers' is only one aspect.

For example - many customers purchase Enterprise Edition when they should be using Standard Edition. That is the arena that many Postgres and similar competitors normally play in.


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