Oracle has launched a new migration programme, hoping to lure BEA WebLogic customers to its new Oracle9i Application Server Java Edition, unveiled today.
Called 'Switch and Save', it offers BEA customers the chance to exchange WebLogic enterprise licences for an equal number of enterprise licences for Oracle9i Application Server Java Edition, free of charge. Additional licences cost $5,000 (£3,168) per processor.
Oracle9i Application Server Java Edition includes an application server, an integrated development environment (IDE) and J2EE persistence software in one unified package.
The company claims that swapping from BEA will give users more functionality for no upfront cost, and allow them to save up to 50 per cent on ongoing maintenance and support costs.
Thomas Kurian, senior vice president of development, Oracle9i Application Server, said in a statement: "As business needs evolve, companies want to standardise on one application server that allows them to streamline business processes and meet scalability, security and integration requirements.
"Providing a truly integrated application server platform, Oracle9i Application Server provides the most logical choice to meet these needs.
"By offering the BEA Switch and Save programme, Oracle enables BEA WebLogic customers to benefit from increased functionality, lower costs and simplified management - all with no risk," Kurian added.
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