Costs

When Will NoSQL be the Giant in the Database World? {4}

by Katheryn T
In the article I read about, there seemed to be a generally negative feeling about Oracle. Oracle has been around for years now and is used by many businesses for their database management. The article spoke about how time consuming and expensive Oracle is for most companies. It was described as “software for the upper one percent”.  When implementing an Oracle system, you have to pay for several fees and line items that seem useless. Not only is it expensive but has fundamental flaws for such a mature product. This was explained in a separate article. So the Oracle DBMS is a widely used product while still having some problems and while being very very expensive. NoSQL has been a competing software that was developed in 2009. This system is cheaper and has several benefits. But this article was talking about how even though there is a better alternative to Oracle, NoSQL will not be replacing it very quickly. read more...

Creeping Cloud Costs {3}

by Michael V
The author of the blog writes about the increasing costs of Cloud computing in comparison to its increasing necessity to everyday computer use in today’s internet driven community. While cloud computing initially begins as a benign cheap or even free source of securing and sharing data, continued use of the functionality has contributed to the industry’s ability to raise costs and charge more for usage from customers, due to their increased dependence upon the cloud. These costs can be quite hard to track, such as the 12cents per hour maintenance cost of the servers, which sounds cheap but quickly adds up to over a thousand dollars a year. However, companies also can charge insanely high prices simply for large scale use of their systems, even though it would be cheaper to store data in smaller chunks with the same data usage, up to eight times higher. read more...