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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?

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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.

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Optimizing Oracle Costs in the Cloud

Comparing VMware Cloud on AWS to Oracle Cloud

In this Summary, we highlight key elements of our paper Optimizing Oracle Costs in the Cloud – VMware Cloud on AWS versus Oracle Cloud, 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.

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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.

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Licensing Oracle in the Skytap Cloud – POWER/AIX

This paper provides an overview of licensing Oracle programs using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on POWER/AIX VMs in Skytap Cloud.

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Licensing Oracle Software in Cloud Environments

House of Brick CEO Nathan Biggs and Pam Fulmer, a partner at Fulmer Ware LLP, co-authored an article addressing some of the complexities of licensing Oracle in virtualized and cloud environments for the August issue of the NoCOUG Journal. In the article, they explore the topic fully by taking a deep look into the intricacies of Oracle licensing in virtualized and cloud environments. The article begins on page four of the NoCOUG Journal.

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Death, Taxes and the Oracle Audit: How to Prepare

In a special analysis for Corporate Counsel, Arent Fox partners Arthur Beeman and Joel Muchmore and House of Brick’s Nathan Biggs and Bob Lindquist cover the imminent nature of an Oracle audit, given the prevalence of its business enterprise software, and the pre-audit and audit actions in-house counsel and IT staff can take to minimize its disruption.

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Licensing Oracle in the Skytap Cloud

This paper provides an overview of licensing Oracle programs on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the Skytap Cloud.

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LICENSING DATABASES ON EMC AND VMWARE TECHNOLOGY

In this paper, you’ll gain a better understanding of the complexities involved with licensing RDBMS technologies, such as Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL on VMware, with particular emphasis on the proper way to license modern converged and hyper-converged platforms such as VSAN, VxRail, and VxRack.

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Databases in the cloud – How Virtualization and Automation Enable True DBaaS

Everyone is talking about Cloud Computing, but there seems to be wildly differing perspectives on what it means, how it works, and the costs and benefits of such a model. When it comes to databases and other business critical applications in the cloud, the message is even more confusing. In this paper, we will share our lessons learned while helping some of the biggest companies in the world with their Cloud and Database as a Service (DBaaS) strategies. We will also share best practices and success stories around automating the provisioning and deployment of fully customized, complex application environments based on Oracle core database technology.

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