Category: Oracle database

Hidden Costs: Oracle On-Premise vs Oracle Cloud

Hidden Costs and Limitations of Commercial Software Solutions Rather than building your own in-house applications, commercial off-the-shelf software such as On-Premise Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), or a cloud-based solution may sound like interesting options, but what is best for your situation, and what are the licensing options and limitations? When considering candidates, considerations should include: Cloud versus On-Premise. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, and how does it affect your applications usages and needs, now and in […]

Oracle Database Standard Edition High Availability

Oracle announced a High Availability option for use with Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2) beginning with version 19c.  So far, as of Release Update 19.7, Oracle has included these operating systems: Linux, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.  More are planned in the future. Oracle customers can still use the maximum supported 16 CPU threads per instance during normal operations as well as Failover. Rather than using RAC as before, RACless version 19 SE2 customers can use free of charge storage […]

Oracle to Allow Proprietary Hosting on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Oracle now allows Proprietary Hosting solutions to run from AWS (Amazon Web Services) if brought as BYOL (Bring Your Own License). Previously, Proprietary Hosting Solutions could only be run from the client’s on-premise infrastructure, or on Oracle’s cloud network. Miro has confirmed with the Oracle License Management Services team that licenses with Proprietary Hosting terms and concessions can now be allocated in a BYOL manner to the AWS platform as long as Oracle’s policies for applying such licenses are followed. […]

Oracle announces Standard Edition 2 Database 19C won’t have RAC (Real Application Clusters)

A recent notice, posted January 1st, outlines changes coming with Database 19C, which directly impact Standard Edition 2.  As of 19C, RAC is no longer included or deployable for clients utilizing Database Standard Edition 2.  This is not a situation of unbundling, where RAC can still be obtained and utilized for additional cost, but a technical change to the underlying software itself.  Attempts to implement RAC with Standard Edition 2 19C will be blocked by the Universal Installer. What does […]

Save on Licensing & Increase Performance with Active Data Guard

Active Data Guard can help maximize efficiencies in using your Oracle licenses If your organization has replicas of various databases and is interested in identifying ways to reduce its Oracle licensing requirements and increase performance, it can take advantage of the features of Oracle Active Data Guard.  It’s an option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (since version 11g). The Active Data Guard program should not be confused with the (for-free, non-licensable feature) Data Guard functionality that was part of the […]

Oracle waives extended support fees for some databases

Oracle has recently started sending emails to certain clients regarding extended support fees being waived.  The emails state that if the database meets the following conditions, it will be eligible for the waiver. Oracle clients who qualify must request the extended support waiver from Oracle. Application Requirements: Database releases 11.2 or 12.1 Database is being used to support Oracle E-Business Suite applications The organization must contact Oracle and provide all CSI numbers, quantity and versions of these database licenses Timelines: […]

Oracle Enterprise Metrics

For large companies that utilize Oracle products, one of the main goals often remains sustaining both manageability and cost.  In order to do so, Oracle provides a number of different ways in which to license their products.  A range of factors influences which particular licensing model makes the most sense for a given product. What type of environment will this product be used in, such as production, pre-production, or development? Is the user base expanding, contracting or remaining the same? […]

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