"Companies considering switching can apply to get Microsoft’s new SQL server software at no cost. Microsoft is even offering free training for database administrators accustomed to using Oracle. There are caveats, however: the offer doesn’t include hardware and customers have to sign up (and pay for) a three-year Software Assurance license, for support and services. Essentially, only the main SQL software is free.Microsoft Offers Free Database Software to Lure Oracle Customers - Bloomberg Business
“For every instance of Oracle you have, we’ll give you a free SQL Server license,” Judson Althoff, president of Microsoft North America, said at an event in New York Thursday to unveil SQL Server 2016. “We’ll help invest in migration costs, put engineers on the ground to help you migrate from Oracle.”"
Friday, March 11, 2016
Microsoft Offers Free Database Software to Lure Oracle Customers - Bloomberg Business
Great to see the SQL Server team unleashed