By Mike.Hallett-Oracle on Oct 09, 2012
· 33% reduction in the list `per processor` license pricing for the Oracle BI Foundation Suite
· New capacity-based licensing which allows customers to think big & start small, significantly lowering the entry price point for an Exalytics.
Oracle BI Software List Price changes
In response to new powerful platforms like the in-memory Oracle Exalytics with 40 cpu cores (counted under Oracle pricing policy as 20 “processors”), the list price of “Oracle BI Foundation Suite” (BIFS) is reduced by 33% from $450K per processor to $300K per processor.
Capacity-based licensing on Exalytics (Trusted Partitions)
“Capacity-based pricing” for the BIFS, Endeca, Essbase and Times Ten for Exalytics software is now available for Exalytics systems.
This is delivered using “Oracle VM” (OVM). We still ship a full Exalytics machine to all customers, but they may choose to only use and license a subset of the processors installed in the machine. Customers can license Exalytics software in units of 5 “processors”: 5, 10, 15 or the full capacity 20. As the customer’s implementation and workload increases, it is a simple matter to license additional processors and, using OVM, make them available to the BI or EPM application.
Oracle has also announced the certification of “Oracle Endeca Information Discovery” (EID) on the Exalytics machine. EID can be licensed alone or in combination with the BIFS & Times Ten for an Exalytics stack, and also participates in the capacity based pricing outlined above. The Exalytics hardware is the perfect platform for EID, and provides superb power and performance for this in-memory hybrid text-search-analytics.
For more information :
- Oracle Price lists
- Oracle Partitioning Policy
- Discussion by Mark Rittman (Rittman Mead Consulting ltd.) on Oracle Trusted Partitions for Oracle Engineered Systems, Oracle Exalytics and Updated BI Foundation Pricing.