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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consequences of stopping Oracle support

By |2017-05-10T14:16:20+02:00May 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 […]

Saving money by understanding the Oracle licensing model – part I

By |2019-02-24T13:48:54+02:00August 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.

Utilizing your IT environment with Oracle Database Appliance

By |2016-07-21T08:40:50+02:00July 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+02:00May 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+02:00February 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 […]

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