There are many options in the database world. Many solutions for all kinds of work loads, and solutions for all kinds of financing models.
Oracle, a database vendor, is pretty tight-lipped about its financing. Nowhere on the website is price listed. Today, we managed to breach this obfuscation. We had to call them.
Licensing for Oracle is offered on a per-CPU basis for the database servers, and on a per-machine basis for the user clients. They weren’t clear as to what constitutes a CPU – does Hyperthreading count as 2 CPUs? does Dual-Core?
Either way, the price per CPU is $40,000.
Per client machine, the license cost is $800.
Plus a support contract.
So, instead of spending well over $200,000 on this…
We’re replacing one of Kosada’s consulting clients’ ancient Oracle servers with one running PostgreSQL.