I once was selling a system to an organization. I recommended an IBM AIX
box for about $30,000. A competitor was charging $30,000 for the software
and said it had to run on an AS/400 that would cost in excess of $200,000.
I lost the sale because the IBM salesman said, quite candidly, 'I make more
commission on the AS/400 so that's the one I am selling.'
Oracle is very similar. They are managed to make money. I suspect we will
see licensing fees and required support contracts because they can now
charge them. And, an Oracle consultant to write a join with 100-200 joins?
Oracle will sell it if they can convince the customer.
Just some thoughts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Worster" <fsb@stripped>
To: "mos" <mos99@stripped>; <mysql@stripped>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: 50 things to know before migrating from Oracle to MySQL
> On 1/29/10 5:03 PM, "mos" <mos99@stripped> wrote:
>> I noticed the article didn't say how much money you'll save by not paying
>> through the nose for Oracle per server licensing, the cost of upgrading
>> your hardware to get some speed out of Oracle, or the cost of having to
>> hire one or more Oracle administrators to manage and tweak the database.
> how much does an oracle programmer who can maintain your queries with more
> than 61 joins cost, in, say, usd/hr?
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