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Simplify your database collection to reduce TCO.
- The vast majority of businesses already own two or more database platforms. Thus, database decisions are more about dealing with the existing collection than choosing a database.
- Acquire only what is essential. For example, unless BI functionality is absolutely necessary, many businesses won’t benefit from upgrading from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2.
- Cost is the biggest driver of database choices. Don’t just calculate initial costs, but hash out a detailed long-term TCO over five or six years. You may be surprised by the results.
- Simplify as much as possible. It is often possible to save money by cutting down on licenses, physical servers, operating systems, or even eliminating a database platform altogether.
- Cloud database offerings aren’t ready for primetime yet, but keep an eye on them to know when cloud concerns have been addressed.
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Oracle Database is expensive. Get rid of it if you can, or make the most of it if you can't.
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Take advantage of cloud technologies to extend your in-house database capabilities.
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