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 […]
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.. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
There are several good blogs about this subject (like this one), and I never paid much attention to Java and licensing. Until one of our customers became a bit frightend after Oracle approached them with the question if they were really license compliant using Java.
For many the words Java […]
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 […]
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.
This post has already been published in the past on the AMIS technology blog.
Once in a while a company wants to know if her Oracle development- and test- environments needs to be licensed. And in a lot of cases this question simply can be answered as: […]
Since Oracle launched the Oracle Database Appliance it is clear that only the Enterprise Edition is allowed on the machine. But for me it was still a little bit fuzzy if and what kind of licensing requirements is needed. More direct : may the ODA be licensed on NUP´s ? […]