News.com has the scoop:
With the new pricing for Oracle’s lower-end Standard Edition and Standard Edition One products, the software company now is effectively matching Microsoft’s practice of pegging price to a server’s processor socket count and rather than processor core count. The move could cut the costs of purchasing Oracle database software by as much as 87 percent in some cases.
They also have this link to what they call “an unpublicized pricing document”.
And no Doug – this is definitely not old news!
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