Oracle Cost Traps and How to Overcome Them with AWS Solutions

House of Brick and Amazon Web Services have been partnering for years to help Oracle customers migrate enterprise systems to AWS. Our partnership has included many blogs, webinars, re:Invent sessions and other thought leadership on the topic of Oracle and AWS – resulting in this white paper: “Avoiding the Oracle Traps in AWS.” Many organizations that want the benefits of a migration to AWS are hesitant about migrating Oracle database workloads. A variety of cost traps and risks need to be carefully assessed and managed to avoid exacerbating already high Oracle costs during a migration to AWS.

Optimizing Oracle Costs in the Cloud

Designing a cost effective public cloud solution for Oracle software workloads is a tricky challenge for any organization attempting to juggle both compute costs and the high cost of Oracle licenses. Trying to choose the right platform and architecture to minimize costs requires exploring not just costs for cloud resources, but also related costs such as Oracle licensing and one-time costs such as refactoring and migration. In this paper, House of Brick consultants modeled Oracle licensing costs and compute costs for four hypothetical Oracle workloads based on House of Brick’s experience with common customer workloads.

We highlight key elements of this paper in this summary, including deciding on a provider and designing a solution, modeling Oracle licensing and compute costs, and understanding all the costs involved in running Oracle in the cloud.

ORACLE Trends in 2021: Is Your Database Cloud-Ready?

While cloud computing has been an Information Technology (IT) trend for many years, the adoption curve for moving business-critical applications to public cloud environments has been slower. As we evaluate trends in 2021, however, we are seeing a definite shift in the velocity of cloud adoption for enterprise applications, especially those running on a relational database such as Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.

This e-book will focus on some important issues related to running Oracle databases in the public cloud. This document is focused especially on key business and risk-management considerations for developing your Oracle cloud strategy, including answering key questions such as:

  • How does Oracle license compliance relate to the larger picture of proactive risk management in the cloud that includes industry-standard security monitoring, regulatory compliance, and configuration drift control?
  • With options for running Oracle Standard Edition in AWS’s managed RDS solution, what is the true cost of licensing between the License Included (LI) offering, and the bring your own license (BYOL) option?
  • With so many differing opinions about how and when to apply Oracle’s cloud policy to databases running in AWS, how can I find the truth about what it will take to license my software?

Now’s the time to develop your Oracle cloud strategy, starting with a clear picture of what’s in your inventory. Is your database cloud-ready?

OpsCompass License Manager for Oracle

OpsCompass License Manager (OLM) automatically monitors your Oracle systems for license compliance, and alerts on non-compliant events. You can work directly in the OLM tool or choose to have House of Brick manage it for you. While customers of the OpsCompass License Manager get additional, automated monitoring and cost savings, many organizations need the extra protection that House of Brick’s Managed OLM service provides.

Oracle on AWS Quick Start

House of Brick (OpsCompass Global Services) has been helping customers architect their Oracle environments for over 20 years. The Oracle on AWS Quick Start provides organizations with:

  • High level review of Oracle software entitlements
  • High level AWS architecture options to optimize Oracle licensing
  • Oracle license cost comparison of on premise versus AWS deployment