Oracle Licensing…

We’re trying to figure out what Oracle licenses we have to buy to add another node into an application server cluster. Sounds easy doesn’t it!

Trouble is, we need to load an old version of the application server, and the whole product set has been renamed and re-jigged since this version of the application server was released. The components we’re using sound like a match for the cheaper Java Edition, but that didn’t exist when we bought the product originally, so we are really not sure if we can get away with this.

We contacted sales yesterday, and the lady we spoke to was very pleasant, but was unable to confirm what we need to do. We’re now waiting for an account manager to investigate it and make a decision.

This just confirms to me that Oracle’s licensing is a total mess, and repeatedly renaming their product ranges along with the components they include only serve to exacerbate the problem.

Cheers

Tim…

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

4 thoughts on “Oracle Licensing…”

  1. “This just confirms to me that Oracle’s licensing is a total mess, and repeatedly renaming their product ranges along with the components they include only serve to exacerbate the problem.”

    Amen! Couldn’t agree more!

  2. Oracle licensing is so terribly misguided that we have considered replacing the DBMS entirely. We have gone to great ends to comply and stay legal, but the game is too complex and frequency of change makes us weary.

  3. Try adding Financials and custom code and schema changes into the mix. Oracle’s licensing strategy is ridiculously and unneccessarily complex – quite apart from being extortionately costly!

  4. Hi.

    Nice in theory, trouble is, we did that and it took the sales rep over 1 month to decide what we really needed!

    Regarding upgrade, believe me I would like to, but it’s not my choice. 🙁

    Cheers

    Tim…

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