AWS Oracle Database

AWS Oracle Database 101

 

Check out the AWS Oracle Database FAQ below

Can Oracle Database be hosted on AWS?

Yes, Oracle Database can be hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers a number of different options for running Oracle Database in the cloud, including Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). 

With Amazon RDS, you can easily set up, operate, and scale an Oracle Database instance in the cloud. RDS is a fully managed database service that handles tasks such as provisioning, backups, and patching, so you can focus on developing and deploying your applications. 

If you prefer to have more control over your database environment, you can use Amazon EC2 to launch EC2 instances and install Oracle Database on them. This option gives you more flexibility, but it also requires you to manage the underlying infrastructure and perform tasks such as backups and patching yourself. 

Regardless of which option you choose, you will need to purchase Oracle Database licenses in order to use Oracle Database on AWS. Oracle licenses its software on a per-core basis, and the number of cores on your EC2 instances or RDS instances will determine the number of licenses required. 

How to use Oracle Database in AWS?

There are a few different ways to use Oracle Database in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Here are the two most common approaches: 

  1. Use Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle: RDS is a fully managed database service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale an Oracle Database instance in the cloud. With RDS, you don’t have to worry about tasks such as provisioning, backups, and patching. To use RDS for Oracle, you will need to create an RDS instance and select Oracle as the database engine. Then, you can connect to the database instance using SQL*Plus or other database management tools and start creating and managing your database objects.¬†
  2. Use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to host Oracle Database: Another option is to launch an EC2 instance and install Oracle Database on it. This option gives you more control over your database environment, but it also requires you to manage the underlying infrastructure and perform tasks such as backups and patching yourself. To use this approach, you will need to launch an EC2 instance, install Oracle Database on it, and then connect to the database using SQL*Plus or other database management tools. 

Regardless of which approach you choose, you will need to purchase Oracle Database licenses in order to use Oracle Database on AWS. Oracle licenses its software on a per-core basis, and the number of cores on your EC2 instances or RDS instances will determine the number of licenses required. 

How does Oracle licensing work?

Oracle licenses its software on a per-core basis. The number of cores on a server determines the number of licenses required. In general, Oracle requires that you license all physical cores in a server, regardless of whether or not you use all of them. For example, if a server has two quad-core processors, you would need to license all 8 cores, even if you only use 6 of them. 

There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, you can use Oracle Standard Edition 2 on servers with up to 2 cores without needing to purchase additional licenses. Oracle Standard Edition is a lower-cost edition of the database that is designed for small and medium-sized businesses. 

It’s also worth noting that Oracle has a number of different licensing options available, including perpetual licenses, term licenses, and cloud-based subscriptions. The specific terms of Oracle’s licensing agreements can vary depending on the type of license you purchase.¬†

If you have any specific questions about Oracle licensing, it’s always a good idea to speak with a licensed Oracle reseller or an Oracle sales representative. They can provide you with more detailed information about the terms of Oracle’s licensing agreements and help you determine the best licensing option for your organization.¬†

Is Oracle 19c supported in AWS?

Yes, Oracle Database 19c is supported on Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers a number of different options for running Oracle Database in the cloud, including Amazon RDS for Oracle, which is a fully managed database service, and Amazon EC2 for Oracle, which allows you to run Oracle Database on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. 

With Amazon RDS for Oracle, you can easily set up, operate, and scale an Oracle Database 19c instance in the cloud. RDS handles tasks such as provisioning, backups, and patching, so you can focus on developing and deploying your applications. 

If you prefer to have more control over your database environment, you can use Amazon EC2 to launch EC2 instances and install Oracle Database 19c on them. This option gives you more flexibility, but it also requires you to manage the underlying infrastructure and perform tasks such as backups and patching yourself. 

Regardless of which option you choose, you will need to purchase Oracle Database licenses in order to use Oracle Database 19c on AWS. Oracle licenses its software on a per-core basis, and the number of cores on your EC2 instances or RDS instances will determine the number of licenses required. 

Can you run Oracle on EC2?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a cloud computing service that allows you to run virtual servers in the cloud. Here’s everything you need to know about running and licensing Oracle on AWS EC2:¬†

  1. License options: AWS offers several options for licensing Oracle software on EC2, including License Included and Bring Your Own License (BYOL). With the License Included option, the cost of the Oracle software is included in the hourly or monthly fees for the EC2 instance. With BYOL, you bring your own Oracle licenses to AWS and use them on EC2. You are responsible for ensuring that your use of the Oracle software on EC2 complies with your licensing terms. 
  2. Compatibility: EC2 is compatible with a range of Oracle database versions, including Oracle 12c, Oracle 11g, and Oracle 10g. It’s important to ensure that you are using a compatible version of Oracle on EC2 in order to avoid license violations.¬†
  3. Pricing: The cost of running Oracle on EC2 depends on a variety of factors, including the size and configuration of the EC2 instance, the edition of Oracle you are using, and the licensing option you choose. You can use the AWS Pricing Calculator to estimate the cost of running Oracle on EC2. 
  4. Benefits: There are several benefits to running Oracle on EC2, including the ability to customize the configuration of the virtual server to meet your specific needs. EC2 also allows you to scale the Oracle database as needed, by adding more EC2 instances or changing the instance type as needed. 

By understanding these key aspects of running and licensing Oracle on AWS EC2, you can make informed decisions about how to use the cloud computing service to run your Oracle databases.