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

By |2018-06-22T09:16:46+00:00June 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+00:00January 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

Consequences of stopping Oracle support

By |2017-05-10T14:16:20+00:00May 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+00:00August 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+00:00February 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+00:00May 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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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