Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Sun to subsidize Oracle database software | CNET

Sun to subsidize Oracle database software CNET "In a bid to compete better against IBM and Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems said Tuesday it will bundle Oracle's database with higher-end Unix servers and partially subsidize the fees customers would otherwise have to pay to use the software.
Because Oracle license fees correspond to the number of processors a server has, Sun's subsidy can be significant on machines such as the E25K, which has as many as 72 dual-core processors. Singer said the Oracle license fee for such as system is $850,000."

Maybe they should call it "Sun Pack." The article continues:

"Also Tuesday, the companies announced that Oracle will extend its license to use Sun's Java software technology for another 10 years. Oracle is rebuilding its applications using the software, Ellison said."

Hmm -- I wonder if there might be a correlation between the announcements...

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