Oracle AWS (FUD) Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt


The House of Brick Podcast is a series of conversations with important partners and clients. The intent of the podcast is to share, educate and advise listeners on best practices for business-critical database platforms. From Oracle licensing to database cloud migrations, real-world options are discussed, assessed and recommended. Companies looking to optimize their business systems, including reducing costs and improving performance, would benefit from topics such as:

  • Being prepared for a potential Oracle or Microsoft audit
  • Database licensing on premise vs the cloud
  • License management for Oracle & SQL Server
  • Migrating Oracle to an alternative database platform
  • High availability & disaster recovery best practices
  • Virtualization of business-critical systems & database platforms
  • And, other Oracle & SQL Server deployment & license management topics

In this podcast, the conversation focuses on the common Oracle/AWS FUD that gets customers confused about their deployment options. The guests help to address each FUD topic in turn – please see links to blogs and other references items below.

Top Oracle FUD topics covered include:

  • CLOUD POLICY – You must use the Oracle Cloud Policy to license Oracle in AWS
  • COST: It will cost twice as much to run Oracle on AWS
  • APP HOSTING: Why RDS Oracle LI vs BYOL if you’re hosting applications
  • RAC WORKLOADS: You have no way to run your Oracle RAC workloads in AWS
  • SUPPORT: Your Oracle deployment will not be supported on AWS
  • ORACLE EE vs SE: You need Enterprise Edition in AWS if you used EE on prem
  • ULA FOR AWS: An Oracle ULA is the best way to license Oracle in AWS
  • ODA & EXA: Oracle ODA & Exadata workloads don’t perform well in AWS
  • PERFORMANCE: Oracle workloads will not perform well on AWS
  • OCI vs AWS: OCI is a better cloud for Oracle workloads than AWS

Podcast guests include:

Nick Walter, House of Brick CTO, AWS Solutions Architect Professional & AWS Data Hero

Mike Stone, Lead Oracle Architect, AWS Solution Architect Professional & License Consultant

Jeff Stonacek, Principal Oracle Architect & License Consultant,

Joe Grant, Principal Oracle Architect & AWS Solutions Architect Professional

Reference items:

BLOG: Oracle FUDbusting – Who You Gonna Call?

BLOG: Oracle’s New Sales Tactic – SaaS Hosting Compliance

BLOG: Oracle Proprietary Application Hosting Dangers in AWS RDS

BLOG: Oracle Standard Edition in the Cloud

BLOG: Oracle RAC Alternatives in AWS

BLOG: The “Why OCI vs AWS” Marketing Piece

BLOG: Migrating Oracle Database Appliance & Exadata workloads to AWS

BLOG: Oracle Licensing for AWS 101 – Editions, Metrics, and the Cloud Policy

BLOG: Oracle Cloud Sales Fueled By Oracle Audits – Court Certifies Class Action

BLOG: Oracle Cloud Licensing Policy – December 2021 Update

OFFERING: Oracle/AWS Quick Start – “The FUDbuster”

WHITE PAPER: Overcoming Oracle Traps with AWS

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