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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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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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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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An Oracle License Review can Reduce your Oracle License and Support Costs

Managing multiple Oracle license and support agreements can be a daunting task for Oracle customers and can lead to over licensing where you pay significantly more for licenses and ongoing support than necessary, or under licensing where you are at risk for a painful and potentially expensive Oracle LMS audit. The only way to ensure

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