Re: High Availability Options

From: Shakespeare <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 19:36:06 +0200
Message-ID: <4845810d$0$14348$>

"Michael Austin" <> schreef in bericht news:SM01k.419$
> DA Morgan wrote:
>> Pat wrote:
>>> So, I've been asked to propose a HA solution for an Oracle database.
>>> My original proposal was:
>>> Production RAC cluster in data center A
>>> DR Database (no cluster) in data center B
>>> I originally proposed Oracle Enterprise at both sites with dataguard
>>> being used to keep DR in synch with the prod cluster.
>>> Naturally, that particular configuration added up to some serious
>>> money (I don't recall the details, but I think we had 20+ LU's worth
>>> of Oracle Enterprise at $40k a pop). Probably not surprisingly, the
>>> customer came back and said "dear lord, can't you give us an HA
>>> architecture for less money?"
>>> Which brings me here. Are there any other best practises or
>>> recommended approaches for a High Availability Oracle configuration
>>> that don't rely on dataguard and Oracle Enterprise?
>> Anyone that pays Oracle $40K/cpu likely buys used cars for the price
>> on the window too. Bring in someone with experience working with
>> Oracle sales and I would expect a minimum 40% discount just by
>> virtue of asking for it.
> Funny you should mention buying a used car... Oracle Sales force has got
> to be the best "used car salesmen" on the planet. If you do not know how
> to aggressively negotiate with them, they will eat your lunch.
> Rule #1: NEVER, EVER pay their first or maybe even their second quote.
> Rule #2: If you did pay full price, you cannot afford to NOT hire a
> negotiator that understands rule #1.

Rule #3: Always negotiate close before the end of May (aaargh, too late!)

Shakespeare Received on Tue Jun 03 2008 - 12:36:06 CDT

Original text of this message