Categories for Oracle Licensing

Licensing Oracle Workloads in the Skytap Cloud

posted February 17, 2017, 3:32 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

It has been our privilege over the past few months to work with the great people at Skytap. Skytap is a VMware ESXi-based public cloud. In addition to some very innovative capabilities around the management of…

Oracle Universal Power Unit Licensing

posted July 19, 2016, 11:23 AM by

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect

House of Brick Technologies routinely deals with our customers’ opportunities regarding Oracle licensing. Occasionally, a little known licensing metric called Universal Power Units (UPU) rears its ugly head. The reason there is little known about…

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…

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…

An Oracle Licensing Story – Part 1

posted February 26, 2016, 2:47 PM by

Jonas Mason, Senior Consultant

House of Brick consultants have a unique perspective into organizational cultures, their Oracle database environments, and the impact this has on the ability to emerge from an Oracle audit unscathed or wounded.

We understand the competing demands…

Mars vs. Oracle

posted January 17, 2016, 2:06 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist

House of Brick has become the industry’s lightning rod on the topic of licensing Oracle technology running on VMware. As a compliment to our contract instruction over the years, we have pointed out…