Oracle Cost Optimisation Tips

Running an Oracle database can be an expensive proposition for any organization, especially for small and midsize businesses. The high cost of licenses, hardware, and ongoing maintenance can quickly add up, making it challenging for businesses to maintain their bottom line. In this article, we will explore some actionable tips to help organizations reduce their…

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Oracle Master Agreement: benefits, drawbacks, and negotiation tips

Oracle Master Agreement (OMA) is a standard document that outlines the terms and conditions for using Oracle products and services. As one of the largest software companies in the world, Oracle provides a wide range of software and cloud solutions to various industries. This article aims to explore the benefits and drawbacks of the Oracle…

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What is the role of Oracle License Management Services (LMS) and how to prepare for Oracle software audits?

Oracle License Management Services (LMS) is a division within Oracle that is responsible for assisting customers in understanding and managing their Oracle software licenses. LMS helps organizations ensure that they are compliant with their license agreements and provides guidance on optimizing license usage. One of the primary activities carried out by LMS is conducting software…

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Licensing Q&A: Is Oracle Linux free?

Oracle Linux is available in two editions – Oracle Linux Standard Edition and Oracle Linux Premier Edition. The Standard Edition of Oracle Linux is available as a free and open-source operating system, based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. It includes many of the same features and components as RHEL, including the Linux…

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Oracle Enterprise Agreement: benefits, drawbacks, and negotiation tips

Oracle is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, and the Oracle Enterprise Agreement (EA) is a popular licensing program that enables businesses to purchase Oracle software licenses in a flexible and cost-effective manner. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits and drawbacks of the Oracle Enterprise Agreement, as well as provide some…

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Quick guide to Oracle Database Licensing

Oracle provides various licensing options for its database products, but deciding the right one for your organization can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, this often leads to overspending and potential compliance risks. To help you navigate this complex landscape, we’ll go over the five most commonly consumed Oracle database licenses by enterprise customers. Named User Plus Named…

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Oracle WebLogic Server: Editions & Cost

Oracle WebLogic Server is a widely used Java Enterprise Edition application server for developing and deploying enterprise applications. Its robust capabilities for building enterprise-level apps make it a powerful tool, but understanding its licensing options can be challenging. Many corporations struggle to comprehend the various offerings and determine which one aligns with their organizational needs.…

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New Oracle Java Pricelist

Oracle has just rolled out a new pricing model for their Java SE subscriptions, moving away from the traditional Named User Plus and Processor metrics. Instead, the subscriptions will now be based on the “Employee for Java SE Universal Subscription” metric, which encompasses all full-time, part-time, and temporary employees of both the client company and…

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Oracle ULA – How to certify the unlimited agreement

We’re delighted to share this guest post by Redress Compliance, the widely known Oracle experts! What is an Oracle ULA? Oracle Unified Licensing Agreement (ULA) is an enterprise software agreement offered by Oracle for its enterprise software products. It is designed to provide customers with a simplified and cost-effective way to license Oracle products. Under…

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Oracle Middleware licensing overview

As we delve into the realm of Middleware Licensing, we must remember that this topic, while complex, is made simpler by understanding the fundamental concepts already covered in our previous articles. Similar to Database Licensing, Middleware Licensing utilizes core licensing metrics but without the limitations imposed by different versions of Middleware components. The most commonly…

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The true cost of an Oracle license

When it comes to enterprise software, there’s no company more controversial than Oracle. The database giant is known for its aggressive sales tactics and complicated licensing schemes, which can end up costing organizations a fortune. Here’s a closer look at why Oracle’s licensing is so complicated and hard to understand. Complexity drives management cost up…

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How inflation affects software prices

You’re not alone if you’re feeling the pinch at the gas pump or grocery store. Inflation is currently at a record high, with the consumer price index in the US hitting 9.2% and Europe seeing rates nearing 10%. This is due to various factors, including post-COVID spending, supply chain issues, and other economic factors (like…

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To all ISVs considering Oracle Database for your hosted solution

So you’re an ISV looking for the perfect database for your hosted solution. You might think Oracle Database is the optimal solution for your particular use case since it’s got all the features you need, like reliability, scalability, performance, and security. Plus, it’s got this cool multi-tenant feature that lets one software app serve multiple…

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What is an Oracle Audit and what does it mean for you?

Most software licensing agreements contain some form of audit clause. Vendors wish to protect against abusive use of their software and IP thus including an audit clause allowing them to audit their customers to check compliant usage is thus a great deterrent to keep organisations in check but also a great way to obtain financial…

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Oracle DB Compliance Risk Scenarios

For over four decades, Oracle DB has been one of the most popular commercial databases in the world. Many enterprises rely on it as a mission-critical component of their business. During this time, aside from its obvious business utility the database product has also become well known for its complex and ever-changing contractual terms and…

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Why Do I Need To Run Oracle Review Lite?

If you are part of the SAM world or if you manage Oracle software within your organization, surely the Oracle Review Lite or Oracle LMS script popped more than once in the conversation. To support their license management and audit strategy, Oracle has built tracking mechanisms inside the Oracle Database software. These mechanisms log any use…

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API Wars

As technology evolves, software copyright laws become fuzzy and open to interpretation. This year we’ll see the Supreme Court review the legal status of a copyright dispute related to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) between Oracle and Google. Previously the ruling was in favour of Oracle, who accused Google of infringing the copyright of the Java…

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