Oracle squares up to AWS with cloud cost calculator

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Claims its calculator will show its own cloud to be cheaper

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18 May 2020 | 0

Oracle has issued a direct challenge to Amazon Web Service (AWS) by launching a calculator that it claims will show its own cloud to be cheaper.

The enterprise software vendor claims the tool offers an “apples-to-apples” comparison between its own cloud infrastructure and that of AWS, stating the former is more likely to emerge as the most cost-efficient.

According to an Oracle blog post, the calculator compares costs of computing and storage, but also data input/output per second (IOPs) and data transmission out of the cloud. 

 

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The vendor described the former cost, known as data egress, as “a wild card”. 

“That’s because traditional cloud companies charge a mark-up after a given amount of data flows out,” the post read.

“So once you hit that magic monthly number – 1Gb for AWS – data egress charges kick in. At Oracle, the meter doesn’t start running until after 10,000 times more data egress – or 10 Tb – per month.”

Oracle added that for companies, especially those streaming a high number of data-intensive videos, the charges are not “chump change” on their bottom lines.

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