Why Oracle?

Oracle is a well-known and respected name in the field of information technology. The Oracle database provides industry leading performance, reliability, and full scalability from the smallest to the largest systems.

Isn't Oracle Expensive?

Oracle Database Version and above just got more expensive.  Oracle dropped SE and SE1 and has create a new SE2 license.  John Watson has an excellent discussion on this:

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