All about Oracle Licensing

By |2019-03-18T07:38:26+01:00March 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 |2019-05-12T12:12:25+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.. […]

Questions when considering an ULA (Unlimited License Agreement)

By |2019-03-02T12:38:33+01:00February 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 |2019-05-12T13:11:04+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 […]

The bare minimum of licensing an ODA X7-2

By |2019-05-30T11:34:37+02:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: ODA, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The other day we had a discussion about the question if you can buy an Oracle Database Appliance X7-2 HA when you only have 1 socket license Oracle SE. The licensing rules can be interpreted different by some. Disregarding the question why you would buy an ODA HA if you […]

Consequences of stopping Oracle support

By |2019-09-28T19:24:57+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+01:00August 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.

Oracle licenses and the cloud

By |2019-10-19T15:49:25+02:00March 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 […]