Oracle Under Pressure

December 19, 2005

[From CRN]

Solution providers, along with their vendor partners, are pressuring Oracle executives to reduce software licensing costs for multicore processors.

Oracle, which charges software licensing fees per processor core rather than per processor as many of its competitors now do, is likely debating a move and will certainly need to make changes at least by early 2006, according to industry executives. They said Oracle is fielding complaints from chip and server manufacturers, solution provider partners and customers.

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