Oracle is about to make price moves on at least some of its new database offerings.
For the new Oracle 10g Standard Edition One release, the company will drop per CPU price to $4,995 from $5,995, sources said. And it will enable customers to run that database version on two processors. The current Oracle 9i Standard Edition One is limited for use on one-processor servers.
The database kingpin is also weighing a move to include limited real-application cluster (RAC) support, for up to two nodes, in Oracle 10g Standard Edition, which will likely retain its list price of $15,000 per processor. The Enteprise Edition will also hold the line at $40,000 per CPU, sources said.
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