Consequences of stopping Oracle support

By | 2017-05-10T14:16:20+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: licensing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

When buying licenses for Oracle, the first year support is mostly part of the deal. After that, a Customer may decide to stop paying for the yearly technical support of the Oracle licenses. The consequences of that decision is not always clear to customers. Most OLSA’s […]

Save money by understanding the Oracle licensing model – part I

By | 2016-08-29T16:41:17+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Categories: Database, licensing, Meta-DBA|Tags: , |

At several companies I worked for, there was a lot of confusion about the licensing model of Oracle. The general feeling was that they paid too much for their use of Oracle products, and they were not certain of their compliancy. This post will try to give some clarity about this issue.

Usage Tracking Reports, using Oracle Enterprise Manager 13C as a SAM tool

By | 2016-02-04T11:07:16+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, licensing, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , |

Still loving the idea to use Oracle Enterprise Manager as a ‘kind of ‘ Software Asset Management Tool, and get regular centralized reports that tells me what Oracle software is running and if there are changes in use of licenses over time. The necessary data is already there in the […]

Keeping track of Oracle licenses with OEM12c – reports

By | 2015-05-16T12:32:38+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Categories: Database, licensing|Tags: , , |

Wouldn’t be nice to get regularly informed how (in)compliant you are with Oracle licenses in an easy – centralized – way, and therefore not have to worry about visits of Oracle’s LMS – License Management Services? I think that would be nice for the most of us. Running LMS-scripts on […]

Oracle licenses and the cloud

By | 2015-03-15T10:02:00+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Categories: Database, licensing|Tags: , , , , , |

Suppose the number of Oracle licenses you acquired in the past, is in line with the use. That is, you’re compliant with all the licensing rules Oracle come up with. The  license form you use is the so called ‘Full use’ license, this is the most common license form. Everybody […]

Oracle has changed the exhange rate of the Euro

By | 2015-03-02T17:02:25+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Categories: licensing|Tags: , |

For years the number of 0.7893 meant something to those who are working on regular basis with licenses in Europe. This number is the ‘Current local Pricing Exchange rate’.

And Oracle is entitled to change this rate twice a year:

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Licensing ODA on NUP’s ?

By | 2013-04-23T11:01:11+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Categories: licensing|Tags: , , |

Since Oracle launched the Oracle Database Appliance it is clear that only the Enterprise Edition is allowed on the machine. But for me it was still a little bit fuzzy if and what kind of licensing requirements is needed. More direct : may the ODA be licensed on NUP´s ? […]