Artikelen gelabeld: cost savings

Legal case – Oracle vs customer


Another example of Oracle apparently ignoring all business ethics and charging a customer €300,000.- for an environment where common sense leads to a more reasonable license fee of €4,000.- I always wonder why customers (even very large and powerful ones) accept this behaviour without a fight and pay the fines or [...]

Straight Talk on Oracle on VMware licensing


Last year on march 19, 2015, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) hosted a webcast covering the licensing part of running Oracle on VMware. As DBTA archives old webcasts after one year, I asked for permission to re-publish because I think it’s too valuable to have it hidden in the digital eternity [...]

Oracle LMS response to licensing on VMware


Last week I was in London to attend the UK Oracle User Group licensing event. After a number of sessions with excellent material leading to very interesting discussions (one was showing – with permission – some of my own content, with the comment that it saved this customer “a shitload [...]

Oracle on VMware: Caging the license dragon


Virtualizing databases has huge financial and operational benefits – in particular with Oracle, where physically deployed database servers are typically heavily under-utilized which leads to huge over-spending on license cost. Of course poor efficiency on database servers leads to higher processing requirements, to higher number of CPUs purchased, and in turn [...]

Baking a cake: trading CPU for IO?


Sometimes I hear people claim that by using faster storage, you can save on database licenses. True or false? The idea is that many database servers are suffering from IO wait – which actually means that the processors are waiting for data to be transferred to or from storage – and [...]