Yeah, Jim - I understand your point of view - each company has its own,
of course. We use several free utilities, especially some Scott Klement
has written, and things from easy400.net.
I THINK SEQUEL uses processor-based pricing, but I wasn't in the middle
of the negotiations. There may be other options. As for WebQuery - is it
possible to price it by the workload cap stuff? I just don't know - and
that can be a nice option, IIRC.
I don't have an opinion on Jasper - I saw it in use at my previous job
at RJS - they make use of it for some things. But I wasn't involved, so
can't speak to interface or usability. It is good stuff, so far as I
remember. And widely used in several IT communities.
SEQUEL had a telling attribute in our evaluations - familiar interface
for a significant share of our people. And it turns out they have an
excellent support crew - and I make sure to take advantage of their
availability - gotta get our money's worth on support!!
On 4/3/2014 10:26 PM, Jim It wrote:
that is why I have a problem with commercial products. Outrageous pricing by processing groups. (i.e. WebQuery pricing by core!!!!) Programmatically , I code everything native using whatever means necessary and never using commercial products.
Any open source the i can run; pgp, zip, etc is fine. I've found one of our major financial institutions was using antiquated PGP encryption keys and could not accept the latest open source encryption keys and I had to roll back. Sad!!!