Why pay more... and get less?

Click to Shake,Ask the 'Oracle',Oracle has raised Weblogic Server Enterprise Edition prices by 47% since acquiring BEA. Can l be sure they won't raise prices again??

Oracle Charges More ... And Provides Less

Why IBM Smart SOA Application Foundation?

IBM Smart SOA Application Foundation (US) from WebSphere delivers the innovation (US) and performance (US) essential to cost-effectively build, deploy and manage robust SOA applications. Results published based on the just released SPECjEnterprise2010 9 benchmark show WebSphere Application Server V7 as the highest performing Java EE server.

Why pay more?

47% more for 1st year license and support 9 of WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition since Oracle acquired BEA – 3.5x the increase in license price of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment over the same period.

70% more for 1st year license and support 9 .

53% more to renew support beyond the 1st year 9


1. Oracle software investment guide (link resides outside of ibm.com) , page 20-21. Effective: 28 May 2009

2. Oracle hikes middleware license fees (link resides outside of ibm.com) 20 Jun 2008

3. Oracle software investment guide – partitioning (link resides outside of ibm.com) page 1 Effective: 15 Jan 2008

4. Included in WebLogic Suite*. See Oracle data sheet - Feature Matrix Oracle WebLogic Enterprise Edition (link resides outside of ibm.com) 2009

5. Included in Oracle Communications Converged Application Server (link resides outside of ibm.com) **

6. Included in SOA Suite***. See Oracle White Paper - Oracle SOA Suite (link resides outside of ibm.com) 11g Jan 2009

7. SPECjAppServer is a trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).

8. Based on taking the ratio of list price for the application server software used in the benchmark and the throughput of the benchmark result for the Oracle (link resides outside of ibm.com) and IBM (link resides outside of ibm.com) on comparable hardware.

9. Oracle technology global price list (link resides outside of ibm.com) , section II pages 4-6. Effective: 17 Dec 2009. Based on comparison of US Prices of single processor core, equivalent of 100 PVU's.

*WebLogic Suite processor license: $45k¹
**Oracle Communications Converged Application Server: price not avail.
***Soa Suite processor license: $57.5k¹
# WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition processor license: $25k¹

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