Re: Virtual Databases

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 02:03:02 +0000 (UTC)
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On Mon, 20 May 2013 09:20:31 -0700, joel garry wrote:

> Maybe I'm not following you, but they have to pay for a full license for
> that other box (at least if they are running the instance).

Who are "they"? I have worked for a company who was running several standby databases and underwent a license audit by Oracle Corp. without having to pay for an instance. I'm aware of such interpretations, but the EE license explicitly says that a physical standby is included.

That means that you don't have to pay for the standby. If you had to pay for the standby, then the license inclusion would be senseless. However, I am aware of the fact that different Oracle sales organizations do things differently, even toward the different clients. There are other, conflicting documents, which ensure enough mess so that the sales reps can interpret things as they like it. Here is one such document:

That changes the calculation significantly. However, this is not applied consistently as the customers are already crying foul.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Tue May 21 2013 - 04:03:02 CEST

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