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March, 2015:


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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