MySQL Trims Pricing Model
The open-source database maker is simplifying its enterprise pricing structure, offering a new one-price-fits-all licensing model of its flagship offering, MySQL Enterprise.Open-source database maker MySQL is simplifying its enterprise pricing structure, offering a new one-price-fits-all licensing model of $40,000 per year for any number of installations of its flagship offering, MySQL Enterprise. The $40,000 figure, announced Jan. 30, equals the cost of a single CPU license for Oracles Oracle Enterprise, a MySQL spokesperson said. MySQL has more than 10 million active installations of its open-source database, Executive Vice President Zack Urlocker said.
MySQL Enterprise Unlimited is designed for companies with existing site licenses for Oracle Enterprise, Microsofts SQL Server, Sybases Adaptive Server Enterprise and IBMs DB2. Last year, a survey of the International Oracle User Group showed that one-third of its membership also used MySQL.