Over the past couple of weeks the costing for the Oracle Exalytics machine has been made public by Oracle and there has been a number of articles. What I’ve done in this blog post is to collate this information. I give what I understand to be the cost of purchasing an Exalytic machine and to get setup and running.
The pricing structure starts at
Exalytics machine + cost of BI Foundation Suite + TimesTen licences
Exalytics machine = $135,000
TimesTen = $34,500 per processor licence or $300 per named user(min 100 users)
BI Foundation Suite = $450,000 per processor licence or $3,675 per named user (same number of users as for TimesTen = min 100 users)
Annual Support Costs
Exalytics machine = $29,700
TimesTen = 22% of software licence – $7,590 per processor licence or $66 per named user (min 100 users)
BI Foundation Suite = $99,000 per processor licence or $809 per named user(min 100 users)
The Exalytics machine consists of a single server with 1TB of RAM and 4 Intel Xeon E7-4800 processors, with 10 cores each.
So the total cost of an Exalytics machine based on the processor licence will be something towards the $10M. Now this is before the discounts that you can negotiate. There are reports of discounts ranging up to 25% on hardware and 60% on software. The size of the discount is depended on your size etc. So this initial $10M cost could be reduced to $3M+.
Please note that I may have gotten some or all of this pricing wrong. If I have then forgive me and let me know what is wrong. I can correct it to ensure that we have the correct costs.