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Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler available - but not for free....

Almost covered by yesterdays FMW 11g stampede, the production version of SQL Developer Data Modeler is available on OTN.
As expected (see this and this last years blog entry) this is not a free tool like SQL Developer or JDeveloper. It is a for-cost option of SQL Developer, and requires a separate license. And what are the license costs (as of yesterdays Pricing List): $3000 + $660 per year per Named User.
It looks really good. The functionality is about the same as the modeling part of good old Oracle Designer (it can even import the definitions from a Designer Repository). The full Internet Developer Suite costs $5800 + support per user. But then you get the all Designer functionality + Oracle Forms + Oracle Reports...
Is it worth the $3000? I don't have an opinion on that yet, do you?

Comments

Tobias Arnhold said…
Hi Roel,

$3000 + $660 per year! In my eyes it's to expensive.

Tobias
Byte64 said…
Cough! Cough!
Three thousand bucks??!?!

It sounds a little bit too expensive, at least for my current needs of data modeling.

Thanks for pointing that out Roel!
Flavio
Paul B said…
I've been using it for quite a while now and it's pretty good, but not $3000 plus dollars good.

I think I will just carry on using the early adopter release which you can use for free, as it was pretty stable.
Tom said…
I wonder what Oracle does if they realize people aren't going to buy it for that.
Chris said…
Hi!

That's a lot of money, but we were forewarned. Anyway, I hope nobody at Oracle gets the idea of selling overpriced add-ons to APEX instead of integrating them into the product.

Chris
Raymond said…
Have a look at http://www.polderij.nl/happyfish/ it's 99 euro (windows only). I looked at a number of Mac and Windows ERD tools , but Happy Fish made me very happy. I used over the years all the big ones, Oracle Designer, Erwin, and my personal favourite ER/Studio. But for personal use all way expensive.
Erik Ykema said…
For me the information is confusing. The link you mention says indeed $3000 etc. However how do you interpret this (http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/datamodeler/html/datamodelerfaq.html#free):
"Is SQL Developer still free?

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is independent of SQL Developer and has no impact on the release cycle or installation of Oracle SQL Developer.

Yes, Oracle SQL Developer is still free."
Roel said…
@Erik : SQL Developer itself is free. The Data Modeler is a separate product that is not free.
Zafer said…
the term-based licensing is available to data modeler similar to other Oracle tools. 660$ is for support / year to get updates, etc. Purchasing support is not a requirement but an option. If you believe you don't need support, you can go with term-based licenses (for 1 year for example). In addition to the term-based licenses, the GSA prices are much cheaper if your company is qualified for GSA.
R/ Zaf
mhoys said…
Too expensive for us :(
Guess we'll keep on using Visual Case.
http://www.visualcase.com/
i like this
hoppo said…
Google finds this blog on first page - so some updates:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/datamodeler/pricing-faq-101047.html

starting September 2010 Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler became free software (now I am impressed :) )

hoppo

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