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How Oracle DBA’s can avoid Software License Non-Compliance due to feature usage

Oracle licensing is a complex subject. A complete policy guide for the database alone runs over 130 pages, and contains a lot of details which are easily misconstrued by even the most experienced users. The Cintra team often come across new customers who have unknowingly created a license compliance issue, either due to being unaware

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Oracle Discontinues Standard Edition and Standard Edition One and Introduces Standard Edition Two (SE2)

By Seth Feeley  sfeeley@cintra.com On September 1, 2015 Oracle announced that with the release of 12.1.0.2, Oracle Standard Edition and Standard Edition One have been discontinued and replaced with a new product called Standard Edition Two (SE2). At Cintra, we’re reaching out to our Standard Edition customers to inform them of this significant change in

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Understanding Oracle Proprietary Application Hosting Rights and the PAHRF in 2015

Published by in LICENSING on March 23rd, 2015

It’s been over two years since Oracle eliminated “Generic Hosting Rights”, the ability for business to license Oracle database products as a way to provide third party software applications (i.e. Applications that are not proprietary to the hosting provider) as a service utilizing Oracle database or middleware back end. Customers can still license Oracle database

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Avoid Oracle’s 12c Upgrade Licensing Compliance Audit

Published by in LICENSING on March 23rd, 2015

Many of our customers are in the process of planning the upgrade of their Oracle databases to 12c, especially due to the end of support for 11g database. One compelling new feature of 12c is the in memory database Option (priced at $23,000.00 per processor). While many Oracle customers may derive value from the significant

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The Truth About Oracle License Requirements in VMware Clusters

Published by in LICENSING on March 23rd, 2015

This article is a follow up to a post from 2014 focused on Oracle’s license policies for clustered VMware environments running Oracle database and middleware products. Since our original post – repeated below- we’ve received feedback from several parties, including Oracle Corp. and individuals with Oracle and VMware licensing experience. From the VMware side, the

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Larry Throws in the Towel

I was surprised to hear about Larry Ellison stepping down as CEO of Oracle. The timing is interesting with Openworld  just a week and a half away. I think the Hurd/Katz management team has their work cut out for them to deliver the same gravitas that Larry had, but this is a long time coming.

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How to Reduce Oracle License Requirements in VM Clusters

Published by in LICENSING on February 19th, 2014

Oracle continues to maintain and enforce very unpopular licensing policies when it comes to running Oracle database (and other technology products) in a VM environment. The rule of thumb when it comes to running Oracle in a VM environment is that all processor cores on the physical host must be licensed. Even worse, if you

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Oracle Support Policies: Matching Service Levels and Terminating Licenses and Support

Published by in LICENSING on February 19th, 2014

Oracle has an “All or Nothing” policy towards technical support of their products. This policy, known as matching service levels,  means that you can either maintain the same level of support across all licenses of a license set (i.e. Database and Options) or maintain no support across all licenses, but nothing in between, such as

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Understanding Oracle Licensing “Ten Day Rule”

Published by in LICENSING on February 19th, 2014

One of the most misunderstood Oracle license policies is the so called “ten day rule”. Many customers (and even Oracle salespeople) interpret the “ten day rule” to mean they can run a standby or disaster recovery server for up to 10 days without requiring a license. The actual rule is actually quite simple and applies

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Understanding Oracle Licensing for Backup Environments

Published by in LICENSING on June 5th, 2013

Our customers frequently inquire about Oracle’s license requirements for database backups and if there is any way to install Oracle Database on an unlicensed spare server to be used in a disaster recovery scenario by loading a recent backup. This is what’s considered a managed recovery from backup and shouldn’t be confused with other disaster recovery

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