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Oh, the joys of mainframe style billing

This is Oracle, the company that wants to become the IBM, not the current IBM but the one that was floating in cash in the mainframe days.

Oracle's wet dreams are like these: an Oracle owned Data Centre full of metered machines with customers paying for the minute on each Ghz and core being used. And possible paying for each transaction executed with their software. If you're thinking "impossible" when reading this, just remember how things were -and they are still- sold in the mainframe days. Gone will be the days where you purchased a machine, some software and did whatever you wanted to do with it.

The beauty of such an arrangement is that you can have a dashboard with a dial labelled "Profit" and nothing more.

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