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 […]

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.. […]

Licensing ODA on NUP’s and with different metrics

By |2019-05-12T12:48:23+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 […]

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 […]

Saving money by understanding Oracle licenses – part II

By |2019-03-16T14:05:45+02:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: licensing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In part I the basics were explained. In this part II other topics will be treated. This post will treat topics like virtualizing, engineered systems, SE2, Unlimited License Agreements, Cloud and other stuff. Whenever I can I will link to other posts. Comments or additions are welcome.

The information in […]

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.