Oracle to Lower Price for 10g Standard Database

 
 
By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2004-02-02 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The database company acknowledged plans to announce that Oracle Standard Edition One will shift towards dual-processor support, up from its prior support of a single processor limit.

Oracle Corp. on Tuesday will unveil a sharp $1,000 price reduction in its entry-level Oracle 10g Standard Edition One database release during an Oracle 10g-related news conference, officials of the software maker confirmed. During a briefing today, the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based database company acknowledged plans to announce that Standard Edition One will shift towards dual-processor support, up from its prior support of a single processor limit. Oracle will drop the price of Standard Edition to $4,995 from $5,995. The move comes as little surprise as new company President Charles Phillips said to financial analysts last week that the database vendor would move to hover near Microsofts SQL Server 2000 list price per processor. SQL Server starts about $5,000.
In addition, Oracles Web site now features downloads of Oracle Database 10g Release 1 (10.1.0.2) for 64-bit Solaris and HP-UX.
An announcement could come as early as Tuesday regarding the timeframe for the Oracle 10g Linux and Microsoft Windows OS release dates. However, it is not expected to occur much longer than a few weeks, the Oracle spokesperson noted.
 
 
 
 
Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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