Oracle licensing in the cloud and what the recent changes mean for you?

At the end of January 2017, Oracle updated its Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment Document, which effectively removed the core factor 0.5 for Intel and instead made it 1:1, doubling the licensing costs overnight!

For reference, the old document can be found here.

You can imagine this caused a major stir on Social Media, where my friend Tim Hall posts on this topic became very hot!  You can read them here:
1. https://oracle-base.com/blog/2017/01/28/oracles-cloud-licensing-change-be-warned/
2. https://oracle-base.com/blog/2017/02/09/oracle-sad-times/

I’m certainly no Cloud license expert, but fortunately my colleagues in the SAM (Software Assess Management) Team have written a great White Paper to add clarity to the matter:
Oracle Authorized Cloud Environments Overview of Policy Changes

Feel free to take a read.

You can follow V1 SAM Twitter here.
And get more info here.

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Thanks

Zed DBA (Zahid Anwar)