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Automate the Discovery of Java

By |2021-06-07T14:59:02+10:00October, 2020|Tags: , , |

Why ? To understand whether you are using Oracle Java SE in an environment that requires a Java SE Subscription. Without this knowledge you may be liable in the event of an Oracle audit. Its not only the Java SE version that may be the cause of the issue, but the virtualization used, and the usage of the system itself To get insight on what OpenJDK is installed, and [...]

Two Dangers of Oracle Java SE You Need To Be Aware Of

By |2021-06-07T22:11:15+10:00September, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Oracle’s Java SE is the largest commercially supported distribution of Java due to the extensive use of Java within the Oracle product set. The version of Java will determine the extent Oracle will support it – and to whom it will support. Since the changes from Oracle’s Java SE from freeware (with exceptions) to requiring a commercial subscription, there are two aspects that you need to be aware of [...]

Oracle LMS and Oracle Sales – The Truth Revealed

By |2021-06-07T20:55:25+10:00June, 2020|Tags: , |

As specialists in Oracle compliance, we work with organizations and Government departments to optimise their Oracle license estate, represent them on Oracle audits, prepare them for audits as well as any technical aspect of Oracle software. We are often asked many questions about Oracle’s License Management Services (LMS) – and we respond with opinions on what we have experienced in our dealings with Oracle LMS. However, some of the [...]

Oracle Relaxes the Single Pluggable Database Licensing Rule

By |2021-06-08T09:45:27+10:00September, 2019|Tags: , , |

If you can read the screenshot above, it is from this link at docs.oracle.com It applies to any licensed version of SE2 (Standard Edition 2) or Enterprise Edition database that is capable of the "Multitenant Architecture". Previous to this licensing condition change, you were only permitted a single user defined Pluggable Database (PDB) in addition to the root container. If you have more than one user defined PDB required the [...]

What does Mars v Oracle prove?

By |2021-06-07T21:54:46+10:00January, 2018|Tags: , , |

I have had several clients ask – “what does the Mars v Oracle court case mean for me?” Usually, the question is asked in relation to their use of virtualisation and Oracle databases.The brief answer to this is ‘nothing definitive’. This famous court case was settled out of court. To my knowledge, Oracle has not allowed any compliance related matter concerning virtualisation to reach a ruling by a court in [...]

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