Re: Oracle licensing fees

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Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:06:40 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 10, 9:12 pm, Michael Austin <> wrote:
> DA Morgan wrote:
> > patrick wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I'm trying to estimate a cost in terms of Oracle licensing fees if I
> >> were to move from my current system a Sun E450 with 4 CPU's at 400 to
> >> a Sun V880 with 8 CPUs at 1.05 Ghz. I went to Oracle site and couldn't
> >> find anything specific on cost estimates.
> > This is Q4 at Oracle. There is no better time to call your Oracle
> > salesperson and ask for a quote.
> And NEVER settle for the quoted price. Buying Oracle licenses is like
> dealing with a very good used car salesman. And if you do not have a
> half-way descent negotiator on your side - they will eat your lunch - or
> at least take your lunch money :)
> The other analogy is like asking the person sitting next to you on the
> plane how much they paid... your answers will differ and sometimes
> drastically.

This mirrors my experience with getting quotes as well. Depends on who you talk to and comes down to a negotiation. Received on Tue Mar 11 2008 - 13:06:40 CDT

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