Re: Oracle vs SQL Server

From: Frank van Bortel <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:57:32 +0200
Message-ID: <8c331$49ecb78c$524b9d64$>

Shakespeare wrote:
> And take special care when you get tools, options or whatever that you
> wouldn't normally buy almost for free. You may not pay much for
> licenses, but support is calculated over the full LIST price. So
> actually, if they would give you 5 database licenses for free, you'll
> pay a full license price for support each year!
> Sales reps need a certain amount of money by the end of their bonus year
> to reach the target. This ends 31 may. So by that time, they don't care
> WHAT you buy, but only whether you pay what they NEED. And you may think
> you get a lot for little, but wait until the support fee bills start to
> come in!
> Shakespeare

Then again - you don't *need* a support license. It's not like a mandatory option (but for the first year, iirc)


Frank van Bortel
Received on Mon Apr 20 2009 - 12:57:32 CDT

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