Customers frustrated with Oracle's maintenance and support prices - GlassFish & MySQL can offer relief
By arungupta on Mar 23, 2009
Here are some quotes from a recent article talking about Oracle's maintenance and support fees:
Before Oracle acquired BEA earlier this year, the company charged 18% to 20% for support and maintenance. Oracle increased those fees to meet its own structure and also raised list prices on most BEA products.
That didn't sit well.
One Java-centric VAR, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said some of his BEA WebLogic customers are moving to alternative application servers just to get away from Oracle.
"What company comes in this climate and not only jacks up prices but support prices as well?" asked one frustrated BEA customer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
"Many SAP and Oracle customers intend to push back their maintenance fees," he said. "Customers seek an option to just pay for tax and compliance updates without paying for future innovation. They are willing to pay for future modules when that time comes. If they can't access such options, they would prefer third party options like Rimini Street for Oracle [E-Business Suite] and SAP's applications."
Have you been bitten by Oracle's price raise ?
Interested in an industry-grade, highly performant, feature-rich, and open source alternative ?
GlassFish and MySQL together provide an excellent choice - give it a try!
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