Oracle Offers Heavy Discounts On Its Exadata Hardware And Software

Oracle is offering heavy discounts on the software and hardware for its Exadata database platform in a bid to drive sales. In the past few months, Oracle has offered discounts of up to 70 percent and 30 percent on its Exadata software and hardware respectively.

We believe that the discounts offered by the company were due to the fact that it wanted to drive sales before the fiscal quarter ended on May 31. One source told us that the discount offered by Oracle is based on the list price of the software license deal. For example, for a software license deal worth £250,000, the company offered a discount of 45 percent to 50 percent.

While the discounts and Oracle’s pricing plans for Sun servers and its own database software can be negotiated to a reasonable level for large organisations, many mid-sized and small companies that rely on Oracle’s database services are planning to move to Microsoft SQL due to the large maintenance and support fees being charged by Oracle.

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