From: Jim Franz
Joe - the Web query price includes the original query product which had a
P05 price of $750-$1000 (in that range), although when I got my 520, it
was included in a Express "bundle" and part of the base price.
It's not $1k for only Web query, but $1k for both parts. I'm sure you
care about the old query, but to existing customers it is very important.
IBM could split the product, but "nothing" comes from IBM in the range of
other platform prices (do the math for the expected sales vs development
I'm not aware of any platform that provides a free data analysis tool, yet
some in this thread have hinted they think IBM should give it away.
It's a license deal w/Info Builders, allows any potential sales to demo a
native browser based query from IBM, and like every other non IBM product
in this area, will cost to fully deploy.
And yes, with lots of users, will require lots of hardware.
I have serveral smaller customers very excited about this refresh, needing
modern data analysis tool, and the 2 licenses to start (P05) will be fine.
I absolutely agree this should be in the Developer discount, do wish IBM
training ready (not just a brochure-ware demo) to go with the product
announce, like at this fall's Common or the Tech Conf).