Re: Installing MS-SQL and Oracle into a same server

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:31:56 -0800
Message-ID: <>

joel garry wrote:
> On Dec 4, 12:56 pm, DA Morgan <> wrote:

>> Preston wrote:
>>> DA Morgan wrote:
>>>> Preston wrote:
>>>>> Contrary to what Daniel says, your requirement is entirely feasible,
>>>>> *depending* on usage. I mainly deal with very small companies
>>>>> (typically fewer than 10 users)
>>>> That pretty much says it all doesn't it.
>>>> You might want to reconsider your point of disagreement since you have
>>>> no idea the size of the OP's organization.
>>> Err... neither do you - which was my point. Which is why I emphasised
>>> 'depending on usage'.
>>>> I know hot dog stands that employ more than 10 people.

> Yeah, I can just see it, overclocked 3GHz processors frying
> dogs... :-)
>>> And? I know you struggle with people disagreeing with you, but are the
>>> childish put-downs really necessary? I was merely stating the fact that
>>> there are numerous small companies surviving quite happily with
>>> multi-function servers, so to claim that thinking about doing the same
>>> is crazy is obviously incorrect, without knowing anything about the
>>> usage.
>>> Besides, I said '10 users' [of our system], not '10 people'.
>> The intent was not a put down. But the reality of the size organization
>> that is a typical Oracle customer is just a bit larger than 10 connected
>> users.

> Define "typical."
>> At $40K list price per CPU for EE versus the cost per named user the
>> math is reasonably simple. Try it for SE too if you wish.

> And try it for XE.

Oracle is not being kept in business by XE revenues. <g>

Here's the math:
EE per CPU license: $40,000
EE per named user license: $ 800
Break-even is 50 users assuming a 1CPU/server. Even my laptop is dual core.

SE per CPU license: $15,000
SE per named user license: $ 300
Break-even is also 50 users assuming 1 CPU/server.

Now lets take that minimal configuration and put both Oracle EE and SQL Server 2005 EE on it running at the same time.

This is a good idea in what way when for less than $5K you can purchase a very decent second server.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Tue Dec 04 2007 - 18:31:56 CST

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