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Sun Puts MySQL on an "All You Can Eat" Plan

Putting Its Open Source MySQL Database On as Many Servers as A Company's Got for A Flat Annual Subscription

Sun is offering to put its open source Glassfish application server and MySQL database on as many servers as a company’s got for a flat annual subscription – no counting servers, CPUS, cores or virtual machines, it says.

Pricing starts at $65,000 a year for companies with less than a thousand people. Compared to Oracle running on 10 dual socket dual-core x86 servers and WebLogic running on 20 dual-socket dual-core x86 servers, Sun figures it could save an account $2,997,000 over three years.

There is a price comparison chart at http://www.sun.com/software/products/mysql/popup.jsp?info=3D1.

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Dave L. 07/08/08 09:34:29 AM EDT

The link to the comparison chart in your article did not work. Instead, the following link is correct: