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Lewis speaks on lower-cost Oracle tools

The Oracle community appears to be price sensitive and lower-cost alternatives to Oracle products are becoming more appealing.  We are now seeing endorsements of these alternative tools by some of the top Oracle experts.

Lewis Cunningham, Oracle ACE and author of the top-rated blog "An Expert's Guide to Oracle Technology", has announced that he is presenting a paper titled "Integrating EnterpriseDB in your Oracle Environment" at a large international database conference, and he also notes that the migration from Oracle to EnterpriseDB is not just for trivial applications. 

This Search Open Source article notes that Sony Online Entertainment recently migrated a mission critical application to EnterpriseDB:

"There is certainly demand picking up for open source databases, and we are going to be seeing more and more of these larger companies adopting an open source database strategy," Yuhanna said.

"With Sony -- it was dealing with lots of data -- online gaming data -- and paying $40,000 a processor to a company like Oracle, and that certainly was adding up."

Licensing costs remain a concern for every DBA manager and Lewis echo's many of the same concerns about high costs of third-party Oracle tools, such as the TOAD product by Quest Software:

"As much as I like TOAD, with SQL Developer and the new free tools that seem to be being released by everyone, why is Quest still charging so much?"


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