EnterpriseDB and Vars

A neat article in the September 2007 issue of VARBusiness. The article is titled: EnterpriseDB Offers Options To Oracle Lock-In. Not a lot of new info here but there were several good points.

The mention the EnterpriseDB ROI calculator,

EnterpriseDB provides a calculator on its Web site where prospective customers can compare Oracle licensing costs to EnterpriseDB subscription fees.

I blogged about this a while back, EnterpriseDB – Measure ROI versus Oracle.

They also talk about how most of EnterpriseDB sales are direct but EnterpriseDB expects,

that partners could account for as much as 30 percent to 40 percent of EnterpriseDB’s sales by the end of next year. “A major part of our revenue pull will be OEMs and companies that sell Enterprise DB with their apps,” he says.

I can see that. Many companies should be looking for lower price selections from their partners. In turn that should lower database costs for everyone.

On this I didn’t know is that Compiere is certified for EnterpriseDB:

Previously available for Oracle’s database, Compiere’s software was recently certified to run on EnterpriseDB. “We did that primarily to provide our installed base and sales prospects with a choice,” says Bill Freedman, Compiere director of marketing. (Compiere also belongs to Oracle’s Partner Network.) Compiere bundles EnterpriseDB Advanced Server licenses with its apps and support services which, in turn, are largely sold through the application vendor’s own channel network.

Worth a read.

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