Oracle, over the years, has had multiple editions of their flagship database. It is very important to understand the changes, features availability, feature usage entitlement & licensing obligations. This can save you Oracle licensing costs.
Middleware & Java
Weblogic is Oracle’s flagship application server. Built around Weblogic Server, middleware products provide integration, application management, content management, identity management functionalities. Crucial components in license compliance.
E-Business Suite, with a 30-year history, underpins Oracle’s dominance in the ERP market. The product provides almost every functionality needed to run any kind of business. Every customer of Oracle EBS has faced license compliance challenges
Licensing & Contracts
Oracle’s license agreements are built to ensure revenue maximization. Mitigating license compliance risks, reducing costs, and building flexibility into an Oracle procurement relationship depends majorly on improving their contracts management
Linux, KVM, & MySQL
Oracle Linux is a rendition under GPL. OVM is Oracle’s rendition of the open-source Xen server. Oracle Linux KVM & OVM are approved hard partitioning technologies & help in reducing license costs. Oracle’s MySQL can have licensing challenges not apparent to users
Oracle’s Exadata & Supercluster systems combine software, storage, compute, and networking hardware in a single integrated SKU simplifying deployment & improving database & middleware performance manifold. They can help in license management
OCI – IaaS & PaaS
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is the public cloud competing with AWS, Azure & Google Cloud. OCI provides IaaS, PaaS. Oracle has also defined the movement of an on-premise license to OCI through a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) program.
These are Oracle’s legacy applications re-written & migrated to the cloud. Provided to customers as a full-fledged SaaS application as ready-to-use solutions. Oracle legacy application movement to Oracle SaaS is a popular cloud migration choice