Oracle Licensing for DR

posted March 24, 2016, 2:07 PM by

by Joe Grant (@dba_jedi), Principal Architect

A frequent question that we receive from customers is “do I have to license the DR site?” As with most things in IT, the answer is “it depends.” It depends on how DR is…

Giving Away Free SQL Server Licenses… Wait What?

posted March 15, 2016, 10:51 AM by

Shawn Meyers (@1dizzygoose), Principal Architect 

On March 10, 2016 Microsoft held a #DataDriven event touting all the really cool and neat features of SQL Server 2016. One of the topics covered was that Microsoft is going to be giving away…

Death, Taxes…and Oracle Support

posted March 9, 2016, 11:53 AM by

Cameron Cameron, Senior Consultant

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  – Benjamin Franklin

If your enterprise is running on an Oracle database, here’s another certainty – you need to maintain Oracle Support.

Full disclaimer:…

An Oracle Licensing Story – Part 2

posted March 2, 2016, 2:09 PM by

Jonas Mason, Senior Consultant

In part 1, I introduced a story that illustrates the impact of internal dynamics on Oracle performance and licensing costs. I described how various actors, and the perspectives they bring from their specific role in the…