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Category: Oracle Licensing Compliance

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 […]

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 Licensing Guide 2019

Oracle Licensing Guide 2019 now available New York, NY – Miro is a leading global provider of software asset management and subscription management services for Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, and Salesforce.  We specialize in license management, audit advisory, negotiation tactics, support management, and cloud services. Miro Consulting has just released the 2019 version of its Oracle Licensing Guide, available for free here: http://p.miroconsulting.com/oracle-licensing-guide Due to changes in Oracle policies and rules, managing Oracle Licensing and maintaining compliance can prove challenging.  […]

Enabling and Disabling Oracle Database Options and Management Packs

Oracle Databases include extra options that are not covered by the basic license Some of these options are enabled by default when creating new databases Organizations that enable extra options without licensing are out of compliance Oracle provides a number of database options and management packs for the Oracle Database, which are licensable extra cost options. Unfortunately, many of our clients are surprised to learn that they are unknowingly using unlicensed database options and management packs and are therefore out […]

Oracle Virtualization Compliance

Any mention of virtualization causes many people to immediately think of VMware, as they remain to be a main player among virtualization technologies. The challenge of keeping up with Oracle’s evolving licensing requirements of virtualization platforms can be a daunting endeavor for many IT departments and Oracle database administrators. Any technological advancement made by VMware, specifically relating to any abilities to easily move server sessions around the virtualized environment, prompts a new possible interpretation of licensing requirements by Oracle on […]

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