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.

Utilizing your IT environment with Oracle Database Appliance

By | 2016-07-21T08:40:50+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: ODA|Tags: , , , , , , |

I admit, I’m a bit of a fan of the Oracle Database Appliance. And I also admit there are some characteristics of the X5-2 ODA’s which made it sometimes a bit hard to fit in the needs of the customer. I’ll come to that later in this post. With the […]

Chargeback in Oracle Enterprise manager 13C

By | 2016-05-25T14:09:53+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , |

Since Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C it is possible to allocate the costs of IT resources to the people of organizations who consume them. This is done through the use of the plugin ‘Consolidation Planning and Chargeback’ .

Pete Sharman wrote an excellent blog about configuring  this plugin in Enterprise […]

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 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 ? […]

ODA – a brief view on a virtualized platform

By | 2013-02-08T20:51:41+00:00 February 8th, 2013|Categories: Database|Tags: , , |

Received a pdf from Oracle with the new features of the Oracle Database Appliance (when you are using the OracleVM-option).

Among other things, the two last sheets about the licensing had my attention too. I’m just showing the slides, haven’t worked with it, so I can’t tell you in detail the […]