MySQL TCO Savings Calculator

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TCO Comparison Graph
  MySQL Microsoft Sybase
Product Line MySQL Microsoft SQL Server Sybase ASE
Product Edition Enterprise Edition (1-4 Socket Server) Enterprise Edition Enterprise Edition
Pricing Model Per Server Per Core Per Core
Software License (Per Unit) $0 $7,128 $25,000
Annual Subscription, Support & Maintenance (Per Unit) $5,000 $1,719 $5,500
Costs (see assumptions below in Customize, Notes)
Software License $0 $912,384 $1,600,000
Subscription, Support & Maintenance (for 3 Years) $60,000 $660,096 $1,056,000
Total Cost of Ownership
TCO (for 3 Years) $60,000 $1,572,480 $2,656,000
TCO Savings
TCO Savings using MySQL (USD)    $1,512,480  $2,596,000
TCO Savings using MySQL (%)    96%  97%
Times more expensive than MySQL    26 x  44 x
  • See additional information in the Customizable Section and Notes below.

Customize to Calculate Your Savings

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Step 1: Define Your System Configuration
Number of Users Unlimited
Application Types No Restrictions
Database Use No Restrictions
Database Size No Restrictions
Total Servers
Sockets Per Server
Cores Per Socket
Total Sockets 16
Total Cores 128
Step 2: Choose the Products to Compare
MySQL
Microsoft SQL Server
Sybase ASE
Step 3: Choose Your Support Term
Support Term (Years)
Currency USD
Step 4: Run the TCO Calculator

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Notes
  1. Please visit the respective vendor sites to learn more about their pricing policies
    1. Calculations are based on public list prices available on MySQL, Microsoft, and Sybase. The prices were last updated on June 20, 2016.
    2. Number of Users: Unlimited users. Any number of users within the organization, and/or external public web users.
    3. Application Types: No Restrictions. Any type of employee-facing application within the organization (e.g. HRMS, ERP, ECM, Financials, etc), and/or external public-facing application (e.g. Ecommerce, Website, Forums, Blogs, Social Networks, etc).
    4. Database Use: No Restrictions. Any type of replication, to/from any server, including Master/Slave, Publisher/Subscriber, etc.
    5. For specified term for Annual Subscription, Support & Maintenance
    6. For Linux, Unix, Windows on x86
  2. Pricing Models & Server Size:
    1. For MySQL:
      1. Pricing model is "Per Server" for 2 classes: Servers with 1-4 Sockets, and Servers with 5+ Sockets
      2. Limits on Server Size (Maximum allowed Sockets Per Server)
        1. Standard Edition (1-4 Socket Server): Max Sockets - 4
        2. Standard Edition (5+ Socket Server): Max Sockets - No Restrictions
        3. Enterprise Edition (1-4 Socket Server): Max Sockets - 4
        4. Enterprise Edition (5+ Socket Server): Max Sockets - No Restrictions
        5. Cluster CGE (1-4 Socket Server): Max Sockets - 4
        6. Cluster CGE (5+ Socket Server): Max Sockets - No Restrictions
    2. For Microsoft SQL Server:
      1. Pricing model is "Per Core"
      2. Limits on Server Size (Maximum allowed Sockets Per Server, Maximum allowed Cores Per Server)
        1. Standard Edition: Max Sockets - 4, Max Cores 24
        2. Enterprise Edition: Max Sockets - No Restrictions, Max Cores - No Restrictions
    3. For Sybase ASE:
      1. Pricing model is "Per Core". Multi-core Scaling Coefficient of 0.5 for multi-core CPUs
      2. Limits on Server Size (Maximum allowed Sockets Per Server)
        1. Enterprise Edition: Max Sockets - No Restrictions
  3. Software License Fees:
    1. For MySQL: Included in Annual Subscription Fee
    2. For Microsoft: Yes (List Prices)
    3. For Sybase: Yes (List Prices)
  4. Annual Subscription, Support & Maintenances Fees:
    1. MySQL 24x7 Support & Maintenance: Annual Subscription Fee (List Prices)
    2. Microsoft 24x7 Support & Maintenance: Assume 25% of Software License
    3. Sybase 24x7 Support & Maintenance: Assume 22% of Software License

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