No, it isn't. Oracle is expensive but it is also the Rolls Royce, it
seems. I am a strictly OpenSource man so I don't really get into the
pricing thing, but I do know that it is also deal-by-deal and depending
on who and what you are, the prices can vary. E.g. Educational
facilities have massive discounts. Military has massive prices, etc.
Tony and Bryn Reina wrote:
>>Oracle's main drawbacks are:
>> a) VERY resource-intensive with a high process startup overhead.
>> b) VERY expensive. You are talking license fees into the £100 000s for
>>big iron installations.
>Wow! 100,000 pounds for software. Now that is expensive! Is that a ballpark
>price for most of the commercial DB stuff out there? It would be interesting
>to see just how expensive (cost of licensing-wise) commercial DBs really are
>from a side-by-side matchup.
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