Oracle releases pricing for cloud software
With the emergence of Oracle’s cloud-based services, their website now has pricing for its new services.
The website includes pricing for Java development and their on-demand database, but not for all their cloud-based services.
Pricing for the database service, which uses version 11g R2, starts at US $175 per month for one schema, 5GB of disk storage and 30GB of data transfer. A midtier option costs $900 per month with one schema, 20GB of storage and 120GB of data transfer.
For $2,000 per month, developers get 50GB of storage and 300GB of data transfer, but still only one schema.
The Java service is also priced in tiers, starting at $249 per month for a single WebLogic server and rising up to $1,499 for four servers, with storage and data transfer amounts also rising accordingly.
Still unknown is how much Oracle’s upcoming IaaS (infrastructure as a service), which was announced Sunday, is going to cost. This is of particular interest since Oracle is positioning the IaaS as a competitor to Amazon Web Services, which is known for its low-cost IaaS.
The public pricing for the database and Java service come as Oracle is now ready to offer them broadly to customers after working extensively with some large companies to work out all the kinks,” Parasnis said. “One of the key tenets for us is to match the enterprise-grade SLAs customers expect.”
Meanwhile, for the cloud applications, human resources starts at $9.50 per employee per month and talent management begins at $1.50 per user per month.
Sales and marketing starts at $100 per user per month for the standard edition, with enterprise and premium editions available for $140 and $200 per user per month, respectively.
Salesforce.com is the clear rival to Oracle’s cloud offerings in general, as it provides some of the same types of applications as well as a Force.com development platform and Database.com service, which is partly powered by the Oracle database itself.
This article was first published on ComputerWorld.com. Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris’ email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com. Republished with permission from IDG.com