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Category: Oracle Licensing Compliance

OCI Support Rewards Program versus OCI Discount Schedule, What Makes More Sense For You?

In July 2021, Oracle announced the OCI Support Rewards program, which provides credits against a client’s usage of OCI services.  Credits of between 25 and 33 cents can be earned for every dollar spent on OCI PaaS and IaaS services, and can then be used against a client’s On Premise Tech license renewals. While the program was introduced in July, it officially went live in November.  As part of the breakdown of the program in our previous Blog on the […]

10 Best Practices for Moving Oracle to the Cloud

If you’re running Oracle Database, you might wonder whether it’s the right time to migrate to the cloud. Miro Consulting, along with the cloud migration experts at Pythian, addressed these topics recently in a collaborative webinar. It will show you how to migrate in a safe and cost-effective way by knowing up front: Topics: The Oracle license implications of migrating to the cloud How you can save on Oracle Support costs if you’re considering OCI Why it’s important to define […]

How Supply Chain Shortages May Affect Software Licensing and Put You at Risk

One of Miro’s clients recently asked us to review a purchasing option they were given by their hardware vendor. Miro was recently asked by one of our clients to look at a deal their hardware vendor was offering.  The client wanted to buy 8 core servers, but do to supply chain issues, the hardware vendor didn’t have any to sell.  Instead, the vendor offered to sell the client 16 core bare metal servers for the same price of the smaller […]

Oracle JDK (Java Development Kit) Free for Use

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Oracle announced that it is making its “Oracle JDK available for free” even for commercial and/or production use, but the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) is still a licensed product for a fee That’s welcome news. Let’s examine what that means. First off, this is only the Java Development Kit or “JDK” which again will be a separate download. Since Java SE 10, there has been a single download, but Oracle will now make the JRE […]

How Oracle Licensing Is Affected By Current Business / Industry / Technology Changes

Now more than ever decision makers are faced with difficult choices. A number of factors may be affecting your business, including loss of revenue due to pandemic, shift to remote collaboration, pressure to move to the Cloud, and striving to stay on top of industry and technology changes. Most of these decisions would likely have software licensing implications. Here are a few examples: Move to the Cloud: When choosing between on-premise, hardware hosting provider or Cloud platform, a proper comparison […]

Oracle Stops Selling Term Licenses Longer Than 1 Year

While current holders of multiple-year terms will not be affected, at least until their current terms expire, only one (1) year term licenses will be available for Database, including many Options, like Diagnostics Pack & Tuning Pack, some Oracle Middleware  (including WebLogic), and Exadata Storage Server Software.

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. […]

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 […]

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