Eye on Oracle

Dec 15 2010   3:30PM GMT

An Oracle software licensing quoter

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

On Tuesday we ran a column by Eric Guyer, a consultant for Forsythe, on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. Now I’d like to point you to a little widget he put together for estimating Oracle software licensing costs.

“For the uninitiated, Oracle adopted a core factor strategy for licensing a few years ago. While the math isn’t necessarily difficult, creating budgetary numbers can be a time-consuming process of spec’ing out servers, cross-checking the core factor table with Oracle’s published software price list and applying expected discounting,” Guyer wrote.

Users can even have a budgetary quote in Excel format sent to them via email after using the software quoter.

Currently, there are limited reference architectures in the widget, mainly focused on Exadata and Exalogic, but Guyer is updating them frequently. Check it out.

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