Oracles Cost-Cutting Wont Snag SQL Server-ites
Most enterprises that opt for either SQL Server or Oracle do it for reasons other than software costs, writes eWEEK.com Database Center Editor Lisa Vaas.Oracle declared a price war on Microsoft when it cut the price of its entry-level database to match that of SQL Server earlier this month. Since then, thereve been compelling reasons put forth by Microsoft (I know: how surprisingnot!) and AMR Research to point out all the good reasons why SQL Server fans would rather fight than switch to Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition One. Click here to read about Oracles price cut.
The reasons run thus: First, in spite of the fact that Standard Edition is now priced at $4,995 per processor, just like the good old proletariat SQL Server, and in spite of the fact that you can now get double the amount of processors for that money, you still only get two processors, compared with SQL Servers max of four CPUs for its entry-level database.