John Bates (5/27/2008)
In the 3 companies I've worked for, none had the Enterprise Edition.
It would be interesting to see a survey of the percentages of DBAs who have only Standard Edition versus Enterprise.
Enterprise costs a lot more $ but doesn't really contain that many additional features that are useful to me.
I agree. When evaluating needs vs edition features for our organisation's new database servers, there wasn't enough justification to recommend going to Enterprise Edition given the price hike vs additional features offered. Some things like online index rebuilds would've been nice to have, but not at the price and not for what we were going to be running on the servers.
MARCUS. Why dost thou laugh? It fits not with this hour.
TITUS. Why, I have not another tear to shed;
--Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare