* Posts by LicenseConsulting.EU

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Oracle effectively doubles licence fees to run its stuff in AWS


Hoax - yet everyone believes it !!!

Under oracle's own policy document it is stated that:

"It may not be incorporated into any contract and does not constitute a contract or a commitment to any specific terms."

And so it doesn't exist.And so, the literal meaning of the actually signed agreement applies. Which means it must be licensed on AWS in exactly the same way as an in-premise situation.

1. Count the (physical) cores

2. Apply multi-core factor

Done. If any Oracle rep tells you otherwise, refer to the agreement and you're done. Works 100% of the time.

Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU

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No news here: Even Standard Edition One users can run Enterprise features. A curious DBA can run a Backupset with 'medium' or 'high' compression on command line or via OEM, and then Oracle comes along a year later and demand licenses for Enterprise Edition and Advanced Compression. Which would account for $47.500 + $11.500 = $59.000 per Processor license. It's simply a sales strategy. This is one out of probably hundred examples we have run into.

What really strikes me is the word choosing:"....Oracle chooses to carry out a license fee audit". It IS all about money and not about compliance. Unprepared folks will indeed pay unnecessarily.