June 24, 2011

Observations on Oracle pricing

A couple of months ago, Oracle asked me to pull some observations on pricing until after the earnings call that just occurred, and I grudgingly acquiesced. In the interim, more information on Oracle pricing has emerged (including in the comment thread to that post). The original notes are:

Oracle disputes some common claims about its cost and pricing. In particular, Oracle software maintenance costs a fixed 22% of your annual license price, so if you get a discount on your licenses, it ripples through to your maintenance. This is true even if you have an all-you-can-eat ULA (Unlimited License Agreement).


One Response to “Observations on Oracle pricing”

  1. Anonymous on July 2nd, 2011 9:56 pm

    Oracle charges you a lot less than that when you threaten to leave.

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