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

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 06:33:24 -0800
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Noons wrote:
> On Dec 5, 11:31 am, DA Morgan <> wrote:

>> 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.

> This is not as clear cut as that. You still have to add the cost
> of the second OS licence - not cheap for windows
> server either.
> And the cost of additional disk to keep the second copy
> of OS, plus software. Plus backup licences, connectivity,
> etcetc.
> The math you quoted is straight off the marketing
> materials. Those are anything but similar to real life...

Assuming 2CPUs, which is about the minimum for any serious server the cost of that extra Windows license is how much compared with $80K for the EE licenses?

Of course it is an approximation. I didn't include the extra cost for air conditioning, power conditioning, battery backup, cat5 cable, etc. But it is close enough to reality to clearly demonstrate my point: Oracle software is purchased, for the most part, by enterprises not hotdog stands.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Wed Dec 05 2007 - 08:33:24 CST

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