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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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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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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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How to Reduce Oracle Database License Costs with Oracle VM

Published by in LICENSING on January 15th, 2013

Our customers are always looking for options to control their Oracle license exposure, especially in non production environments, where licensing based on ever increasing multi-core processors is becoming unmanageable. While virtualization has had an amazing impact for reducing the overall server sprawl for many of our customers, there are few ways to leverage VM to

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The Truth About Oracle Database Licensing for Development and Test

Published by in LICENSING on January 15th, 2013

Our clients frequently have questions regarding Oracle’s Database licensing policy for development and test environments. Most of the time, they’re flabbergasted by the truth regarding Oracle’s license policy for Development and Test environments due to the user minimums required based on multi-core processor servers. The purpose of this article is to outline Oracle’s licensing policy

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Oracle Eliminates Generic Hosting Rights and Lowers Discounts for SaaS providers for Technology Products

In a move that underscores the growing threat of competitive Cloud based services to Oracle’s traditional perpetual license business model, Oracle announced in October that they are no longer providing Generic Hosting Rights for Oracle Database  and they are raising prices for database licensing for SaaS/Cloud Services providers. This move will effectively remove any potential

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