Oracle 9i

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    Oracle 9i

    is this a good choice for globally distributed database ? (medium sized company)

    Um, where can I find SPECIFIC information about Oracle 9i ? Stuff like : costs, special features & tools, hardware requirement etc.

    I tried oracle.com and all they gave me was a bunch of general
    information !.

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    Oracle is a very good choice but it's expensive...

    That's why they don't give u any info about cost - they want u to call a sales rep and hash out a price and other junk.

    There's also MSSQL - microsoft SQL SERVER - I think is a little cheaper than Oracle and still good...

    Or there's MySQL which is free and still very good for medium sized companies.
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    hmm.. when I said medium sized I meant , about 1500 staff per site and there are about 6 sites globally.

    Sooo do you think that free MySQL is sufficient? The client didnt specify a maximum budget so I'll just chuck them whatever seems to be the best out there

    Anyway, would be really good if i can actually find a site that talks about costs and all that, for an Oracle 9i.

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    MySQL could handle that much...

    Oracle I'd say about $5,000 is minimum price and I think that figure is too low, most likely it's more money than that. The sales rep will try to pitch to u some packages based on your needz but it's definitly in the thousandz...
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    I don't know, I havent seen an exact figure anywhere.

    But just take a look at this
    http://oraclestore.oracle.com/OA_HTM...DspRte.jsp?a=b


    Is that the actual price below ?? No way !

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    Oh yess, $20,000.00 is a standard amount they expect a small company to pay and in the 50K and 100K for medium enterprises and for large corps it's in the millions.
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    omg who d hell would pay for that much !


    what about MySQL ? you said it's free but I found this on the link you gave.

    https://order.mysql.com/

    1 MySQL Pro License, $440 ? What does that mean?

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    >>omg who d hell would pay for that much !

    They treat the same as purchasing a new car - you get what u pay for - in their eyes 100K is small beans b/c they are considering that the company has an IT dept. with several million dollar budget.

    Any medium sized company should not have a problem paying $440 for a commercial mysql license - I would do it since it supportz the software and allows u to receive help for the product. Otherwise, it's free to use - it says only if u are distributing the mysql software with your software and your software is not open source then u should get the License - but getting the license is still a good idea...

    http://www.mysql.com/products/licensing.html
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