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Changes in Oracle database licenses

Beginning of September, Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2). The SE2 version is available with the 12.1.0.2 database version. As of December 1, 2015 „Oracle Database Standard Edition One“ (SE1) and „Oracle Database Standard Edition“ (SE) can’t be ordered anymore.
Existing SE and SE1 customers may still use their licenses.

To upgrade to 12.1.0.2 database version, existing SE and SE1 licenses have to migrate to SE2.

SE and SE1 customers will continue to receive support, according to the maintenance-release-cycle.
For the release 12.1.0.1 Premier Support will continue until September 1, 2016. at that time, SE and SE1 licenses will go into Sustaining Support.

Impact on existing licenses:

  • License Migration SE to SE2:
    Customers may migrate from SE to SE2 using 1:1 migrations. You will not be charged any license or support fees for the migration of existing licenses, if you keep the below mentioned technical requirements.

  • License Migration SE1 to SE2:
    Customers may migrate from SE1 to SE2 using 1:1 migrations.
    There is no migration fee but an uplift on current SE1 support fee equivalent to 20%.

In any case please contact your ETM Key Account Manager, because Oracle must be contacted for any migration and if applicable an offer is needed.

Change of technical requirements:
Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 may only be licensed on servers that have a maximum capacity of 2 processor sockets.
Each Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 database will use a maximum of 16 CPU threads at any time.

When used with Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC), it may only be licensed on a maximum of 2 servers with only one processor physically mounted on each of them.
Each Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 database will then use a maximum of 8 CPU threads per instance at any time.