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Re: Do Petabyte storage solutions exist?

From: Bradley Kieser <brad(at)kieser(dot)net>
To: Tony and Bryn Reina <reina_ga(at)hotmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Do Petabyte storage solutions exist?
Date: 2004-04-02 15:59:45
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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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