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Avoiding the Oracle SE2 Trap

Pierre Fricke I VP of Product Marketing, EnterpriseDB
Singapore, 15 Feb 2016

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Oracle is forcing SE customers to possibly buy new hardware and reconfigure their applications; suffer potential performance degradation; and face enormous cost increases for upgrading to Enterprise Edition – if they exceed license restrictions either now or in the future.

Recently, Oracle has eliminated SE and SE1 database license options beginning with its release and replaced them with a new version called Oracle SE2. SE2 will cost 20% more than SE1, and while the same price as SE, it will provide 50% less capacity. They seem intent on forcing more Oracle Enterprise Edition license sales without these limitations at far greater cost ($47,500 per core plus add-ons vs. $17,500 per socket) along with higher ongoing maintenance fees at 22% of license cost.

When surveyed, 92% of IT leaders state they do not fully understand their existing contracts, nor does Oracle clearly communicate licensing changes. 63% of organizations audited in the past 18 to 24 months were 85% out of compliance, and 56% had to pay significant fees.

Can you find an alternative without all the restrictions, hassles and extra costs? One that you can rely on to grow with your business without penalties or dramatic cost increases? One that frees up resources to help deliver new business applications?  An alternative does exist. EnterpriseDB (EDB) enables you to take control from Oracle with an open source based alternative.

EDB provides an enterprise version of open-source PostgreSQL modified to include native PL-SQL programming language along with performance and security enhancements and integrated tool suites for management, integration, high availability and migration. Most Oracle applications can be easily migrated over to EDB Postgres with minimal time and effort using EDB’s Migration Toolkit. The native PL-SQL and stored procedures in EDB Postgres enable use of existing Oracle DBA resources with minimal disruption to ongoing operations, and Postgres can integrate with other Oracle applications seamlessly.

For more details please read this blog and contact for details.

You can also listen to this webinar recording to learn about Oracle contractual pitfalls and how to avoid them as well as how easy it is to migrate to EDB Postgres to put these worries behind you!

 -Pierre Fricke I VP of Product Marketing, EnterpriseDB


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