No more RAC in SE2 19c

By |2019-04-09T09:58:03+02:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Database, licensing, RAC, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

A short post after a tweet of Johannes Ahrends (@carajandb on twitter). He brought to our attention that he was worried: SE2 doesn’t include RAC anymore in 19c. Is it a documentation bug? Unfortunately not… his worries appeared to be ligitimate.  He made a blogpost about it – in […]

All about Oracle Licensing

By |2019-03-18T07:38:26+02:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, licensing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Oracle licensing is mostly a substantial part of the costs of running Oracle software. And every change in the Oracle environment, whether it is about new hardware, going to the cloud, or up- or down- scaling, licensing is involved. And knowledge about Oracle licensing is needed to save costs or […]

Oracle licenses needed while monitoring your (non-)Oracle environment with OEM

By |2019-03-08T08:59:59+02:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: licensing, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , , , |

With Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) you are able to monitor an Oracle environment as well as a non-Oracle environment, like Microsoft’s SQL Server.

You are also able to exchange notifications between Oracle Enterprise Manager and e.g. Microsoft’s SCOM. How to monitor this heterogeneous environment. What licenses do you for monitoring? And.. […]

Licensing ODA on NUP’s and with different metrics

By |2019-03-08T10:46:04+02:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: licensing, ODA|Tags: , , , |

An updated post about NUP’s on Oracle Database Appliances. Since Oracle launched the Oracle Database Appliance HA (with two nodes) a few years ago it has become clear that from the X7-2 and further not only the Enterprise Edition is possible to use, but also the Standard Edition. But when […]

Questions when considering an ULA (Unlimited License Agreement)

By |2019-03-02T12:38:33+02:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: licensing|Tags: , , , , , |

Oracle is eager to offer companies a ULA, an Unlimited License Agreement, especially at the end of the financial year. If these companies are considering an ULA, this company obviously met the criteria : a large company with Oracle products in their roadmap, and anticipating a […]

Spatial: license-incompliancy while using Oracle Locator ?

By |2019-02-23T19:33:10+02:00February 23rd, 2019|Categories: licensing|Tags: , , , , |

As you may know, the use of Oracle Locator is free of charge, while Spatial is an option in Oracle Enterprise Edition which have to be paid for.

Spatial has more functionality though. But when using Locator functionality and Oracle LMS (License Management Services) comes around running their scripts, there may […]

What kind of Oracle Linux support on Oracle hardware is included

By |2018-09-15T11:44:32+02:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Database, licensing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

When you buy an Oracle Database Appliance – any type – or just a X-server (e.g. X7-2), you get free support for OracleVM, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux. But Oracle Linux has different flavours , like basic, premier and premier limited. What kind of support do you get when buying […]

Oracle’s extended support – when is it free of charge

By |2018-06-22T09:16:46+02:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: licensing|Tags: , , |

It’s such a simple, basic and old question I got from a colleague: “Do you have to pay for extended support?”.  And if so, how much I have to pay for it. So basic and yet… always have to check again  the waived support, what prices and where to find […]

Oracle, Azure Cloud and licensing with hyperthreading enabled.

By |2018-01-25T13:42:31+02:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: Cloud, Database, licensing|Tags: , , |

Until recently, there was one rule when deploying Oracle software in the Azure cloud:

  • count one Azure CPU Core as equivalent to one Oracle Processor license.

But there was somehow what confusion about hyperthreading VM’s. This has been nuanced by Oracle in their cloud-licensing document very recently

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