Last week, Oracle quietly posted an updated price list for its database and middleware products on its corporate web site. As a comparison of the updated list with last year’s list reveals, most prices rose by between 15 and 20 percent. While Oracle did reduce prices on a handful of products, the widespread price increases could motivate some JD Edwards customers to rethink their software procurement plans.

The price increases apply to nearly all database and middleware categories in Oracle’s growing product portfolio. That includes the vendor’s flagship Database Enterprise Edition, which now costs $47,500 for a processor license versus $40,000 two weeks ago. That’s almost a 19 percent increase. Oracle also boosted prices on most of its business intelligence products. For instance, Oracle BI Server Enterprise Edition now costs $51,800 per processor, a 15 percent increase.