Oracle Licensing Efficiency With Dedicated Hosts

Licensing Oracle software in AWS can be, let’s face it, half as efficient as licensing it on-premises. Why? In the cloud, if you can’t identify the underlying physical hosts that your Oracle workloads will be installed on, you can’t enumerate the number of physical cores, so you can’t use Oracle traditional on-premises licensing model; instead, you need to rely on Oracle’s extra-contractual cloud computing licensing policy1. As I’ll show, counting vCPUs, as opposed to physical

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Configuring AWS for X-Windows

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant As an Oracle DBA, I often find it necessary to use X-Windows. For unknown reasons, Oracle has chosen to standardize

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