Oracle Database Pricing, License Cost and Setup

Maurice Aelion
Senior DBA at MA Consulting
The main issue where I feel that Oracle still has a problem is with the licensing. Licensing is still expensive and the reason why today most startups use other, cheaper databases. Those other databases are much less sophisticated than Oracle. I hope that in the future, Oracle will reach a level where it can introduce its database with different compliances and different licenses so that companies will be able to use to it and it will be competitive with other databases in the market. View full review »
Robert Houben
Technical Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Be prepared to pay for consulting services, and do not underestimate the time required to find and hire good quality database administrators. Also, carefully evaluate your sizing and performance requirements, involving if you can, both the application vendor and Oracle consultants. View full review »
Osama Mustafa
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at a tech services company
The cost of Oracle Database is so high if you compare it to other vendors. Therefore you have to study your solution and know exactly which features you want; this will minimize the cost and licensing price. For that, Oracle provides different types of DB such as EE, SE, SE1, etc. depending on what the clients want. View full review »
Reviewer342
Lead Database Developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It's not really good from the pricing point of view. View full review »
David Gubly
DBA Team Leader at Hadassah Hospital
The price is very expensive for the support. View full review »
Ajinkya Soitkar
Technical Trainer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Use licensing with caution, read the fine print. :) ?This is an important point and usually it's not skipped by the companies paying for the license. Nonetheless, Oracle supports your applications and database only if Oracle has certified the ?hardware and software that the companies have used to build and deploy their applications and databases on; which basically means that you have to use industry-standard hardware and software. It is possible that your hardware is not supported or has been desupported for a specific version of the Oracle product, so just remember to read the fine print before you deploy your applications. View full review »
it_user457482
Team Leader at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Not in my scope. View full review »
Altin Karaulli
Founder at a tech company with 51-200 employees
"We're not rich enough to buy cheap things." - English proverb. View full review »
it_user515451
Vice President of Global IT at a logistics company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is expensive. View full review »
Anil Jagtap
Asst. Manager in production at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The license cost needs to be optimized. The licensing cost is very high compared to other RDBMS. View full review »

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