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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 [...]

Should you Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c?

By |2021-06-08T09:38:36+10:00September, 2020|Tags: , , |

Why would you consider upgrading your Oracle database to 19c ? This post introduces several reasons why we think that organizations in the markets we serve being Australia, New Zealand (NZ), Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Fiji should upgrade to the 19c Oracle database. Firstly, there are new features you may want to investigate and utilise and we highlight some of these that we think our customers could benefit [...]

Bang for Buck with Oracle SE High Availability

By |2021-06-08T09:41:34+10:00September, 2020|Tags: , , , |

This post concerns how you can employ an extremely resilient and high-performing architecture using the 19C SE database. The original Oracle Standard Edition allowed you to have High Availability (HA) using the "Real Application Clusters" (RAC) option. This allowed you to install up to two instances of Oracle SE on two separate servers of 2 CPUs each. Then in SE1 ('Standard Edition One'), Oracle removed that ability altogether, there was [...]

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 [...]

No RAC in 19c Standard Edition (SE2)

By |2021-06-08T13:13:34+10:00June, 2019|Tags: , , |

Oracle is claiming that the demand for Real Application Clusters (RAC) in SE is low – we cannot confirm that. That is their justification for no longer permitting RAC with the Standard Edition offering (SE2) as of 19c. This means the 2019 release of SE2, or 19.3, (or 12.2.0.3 in the old version naming convention) SE2 will not support RAC. 18c does, 19c does not. To upgrade to 19c [...]

Oracle Flexing its Muscle with Java JDK ?

By |2021-06-07T20:17:47+10:00May, 2019|Tags: , |

Now that the commercialisation of Java by Oracle is fully implemented, some of the negative implications of this are starting to come to light. Oracle may be starting to restrict how you can obtain the Java JDK (not the OpenJDK, but the commercial offering from Oracle). The Github image "frolvlad/alpine-oraclejdk8" as the name suggests contains Oracle Java JDK8 and has had more than 10 Million pull requests. This image [...]

Forming a Java Support Strategy

By |2021-06-08T13:17:07+10:00January, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Not sure where to start in setting a strategy for Java in your organisation ? Some devs have some great ideas but don't know if that will apply across the enterprise ? With the recent changes to the Java landscape, organisations have had it thrust upon them to form a Java strategy - in both deployment as well as support. The alternative is to do nothing and let it all [...]

An unexpected outcome: Amazon Corretto, a Java OpenJDK with LTS

By |2021-06-07T21:25:46+10:00November, 2018|Tags: , , |

One of the risks that Oracle took in making its decision to move to a commercial subscription license for Java SE, was that the market would react in unknown and unexpected ways. With the java SE Subscription License coming into effect in January 2019, organisations that want support of their Java footprint will be seeking solutions. Oracle is banking that they will be part of that solution. However, alternative [...]

Oracle Java Subscriptions: Clearing the Confusion

By |2021-06-08T13:23:22+10:00November, 2018|Tags: , , |

Background Oracle has decided to introduce subscriptions for Java SE - for both server and desktop editions. If you choose to pay for an Oracle Java SE Subscription License, you will have to license each eligible server that runs Java and each eligible desktop device that uses Java. We are guessing that Oracle wants to make money. They are a software company that sells software and support. It is hardly [...]

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