We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
For IBM Guardium, licensing is very simple and straightforward. There are no issues I can speak of. Regarding the pricing, Guardium's price is always better compared to competitors like Oracle. It's not expensive compared to what the leading competitors are providing and on top of that, the integration options with IBM are also better for the price you pay.
Its cost is good. With the new metric of licensing, such as PDO not being available now, customers are expecting a good price for the solution.
I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution, however, I believe the features have separate costs. We have a data protection license and on top of that, we need to buy however many databases we need to monitor everything effectively.
In the past, the pricing of IBM Guardium was very complex. It was dependent on the number of CPUs and other things to support the servers. Nowadays, things have changed. Pricing is dependent on the number of databases and the number of servers. The licensing fees are paid yearly. One of the deployments that I know of had three databases, and the yearly fees are approximately $50,000 USD. There are some additional add-ons that are available, but I do not see many people taking them. There is encryption, and there is a Guardium Inspection license, but I am not sure of the costs.
I'm a Director in a small tech services company. I'd like to know about how IBM Guardium Data Protection compares to Vormetric.