Monday, March 13, 2006

More Bargains From Oracle

Continuing its SMB push, Oracle is offering a bundle of its Standard Edition One database and app server at a discount.

The new bundle of Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition One and Application Server 10g Standard Edition One costs just under $8,000 per processor, a discount from the nearly $10,000 they would cost if bought separately. (The database and application server cost $4,995 per CPU sold separately.)

This is one way for VARs to more easily install a big chunk of Oracle's software stack into smaller companies, observers said.

Oracle's grand plan going forward is to reach beyond its enterprise database roots into applications even as it tries to move down market into SMBs.

It has spent billions in past months acquiring PeopleSoft (and J.D. Edwards) and now Siebel Systems to further the applications push, and has launched an array of pricing / licensing moves to make its software more attractive to smaller companies.


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