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 avoid being incompliant. Over the years I posted some knowledge about Oracle licensing and costs.
And….. I decided to categorize these posts at www.jobacle.nl . Starting with some general knowledge, and categorized it by posts about Oracle Database Appliances (ODA), Unlimited License Agreement (ULA), JAVA, Cloud, Oracle Linux, VMware and so on. In these posts are links to external resources included as well.
Please also read the short disclaimer regarding the content of these blogposts.
General knowledge about Oracle licensing
Presumably my first post about Oracle licensing:
Subjects in this posts:
- Difference Full Use / Hosting
- Licensing development and testing environment
- Prices and contract
- Databases species, e.g. XE, personal, SE and EE.
- Types of licenses
- Processor / NUP / Employee based
- Which kind of Support
The second part is already a bit more specialized.
Subjects in this part:
- ULA – Unlimited License Agreement
- Cloud, Bring Your Own license.
- Engineered systems
- Enterprise Manager
- OracleVM and Oracle Linux
- Disaster Revovery
Difference between Spatial (paid) and Locator (free): License incompliancy while using Oracle Locator
The pricelist is in dollars, but how is the exchange rate calculated: How Oracle handles the Exchange rate
Do you need to license a development and test environment: Development and test environment
You can save a lot of money by stopping support, but is it wise: Consequences of stopping support
A special topic about SE (not SE2) and VMware: How many NUP’s you really need?
Unlimited License Agreement
When Oracle tries to sell an Unlimited License Agreement: Questions when considering an ULA (Unlimited License Agreement)
Oracle Database Appliance
Is it possible to license ODA on different metrics (NUP / processor) : Licensing ODA on NUP’s ?
A discussion about Oracle SE2 and ODA HA: The bare minimum of licensing an ODA X7-2
Do you have to pay Oracle Linux support per VM or per physical (ODA-)node: Oracle Linux on virtualized ODA : paying support per VM ?
How to calculate Oracle licensing in Azure, with or without hyperthreading: Oracle, Azure Cloud and licensing with hyperthreading enabled.
A small comparison / experience with the TCO calculators of AWS and Oracle. Oracle has changed the calculator in the meantime, so the post may be a bit outdated: TCO cloud calculator Oracle and AWS
What kind of hassle do you have to cope with, technical and business-wise, when going to the cloud?: Public Cloud consequences with an Oracle environment
Some thoughts about BYOL, PaaS and hosting licenses: Oracle licenses and the cloud
When buying Oracle Hardware, Oracle Linux, but: What kind of Oracle Linux support on Oracle hardware is included
Running RedHat Linux, and getting support from Oracle!: Migrating Red Hat Linux subscription to Oracle
Java licensing is changing rapidly : Java SE licensing
Do you need a management pack for monitoring: Oracle licenses needed while monitoring your (non-)Oracle environment
Is it possible to keep an eye on your licenses with OEM: Keeping track of licenses with OEM12c
How to configure chargeback in OEM: Chargeback with OEM13c
The BI-publishing reports for licenses in OEM: Usage tracking reports in OEM13c