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We are Oracle licensing experts, and offer significant discounts on Oracle list prices.

We help clients understand Oracle’s complex on-premises, VM and cloud licensing rules, and can optimise your investment in Oracle software.

Our Oracle licence services include:

Oracle Licensing Compliance Advice

We understand Oracle’s complex licensing rules, and offer free-of-charge advice to help you maximise value when purchasing or consolidating Oracle licenses for on-premises, cloud or virtual machine installations.

Oracle Licensing Cost Reduction Advice

Our expert knowledge of Oracle features and licence costs can be applied to your estate, helping you significantly reduce your ongoing licensing and support costs.

Oracle License Management Services (LMS) Audit Assistance

We can help you get through an Oracle LMS audit, and can liaise with Oracle Corporation on your behalf.

Oracle Sales and Quotes

We sell Oracle licences at a significant discount to list price for Oracle Database (Standard Edition Two, Enterprise Edition), Enterprise Edition Options (Real Application Clusters, Active Data Guard, Partitioning, Real Application Testing, Advanced Security, Advanced Compression etc), Diagnostics Pack, Tuning Pack, WebLogic (Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, WebLogic Suite), Internet Application Server, GoldenGate and many other Oracle products. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote or to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Standard Edition Two can only be licensed for machines with no more than 2 CPU sockets.
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) is included in Oracle Standard Edition Two for two-node clusters. Each node must have only one populated CPU socket. If you have servers with more than two CPU sockets, or you require more than 2 cluster nodes, you'll need Oracle Enterprise Edition RAC. Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters) is a licensable option for Oracle Enterprise Edition.
Yes. The minimum order requirements vary depending on which database product you select. These are: Standard Edition Two - 10 Named User Plus licences per server or the total number of actual users, whichever is greater.Enterprise Edition - 25 Named User Plus licences per licensable processor or the total number of actual users, whichever is greater.Personal and Lite Editions - 1 Named User Plus licence or the total number of actual users, whichever is greater.
If you select the Named User Plus licensing option then you must license all the users who are using the Oracle Database, as well as all non-human operated devices accessing the Oracle Database. An example of a non-human device would be a sensor that connects to a database. If a human-operated device such as a bar code scanner connects to the database then all humans operating these devices need to be licensed. If the Named User Plus population will be high, the Per-Processor licensing model may well be more cost-effective. Where it is impossible to quantify the user population (such as in an Internet environment), then you must license per processor.
For Standard Edition Two, the number of cores does not affect the price. For Enterprise Edition, each core of a multi-core chip is priced using a "licensing factor". These licensing factors are as follows:Sun UltraSPARC T1 - 0.25AMD/Intel - 0.5All other multi-core processors - 0.75Single core processors - 1 Therefore if you have two octa-core Intel processors, the cost will be 0.5*2*8*list price.
No. Oracle Standard Edition Two can only be used on servers that have a maximum capacity of 2 processors (CPUs), regardless of the number of cores. In a SE2 RAC environment, this limitation applies to the whole cluster (i.e. each node can have just one processor).
Your order is logged with Oracle who then issue us with a licence number for you. This process can take up to 10 business days.
Payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date (subject to approval). For larger orders or maximum discounts, payment-on-order is required.
Yes, we offer significant discounts on Oracle list prices. Please contact us with your requirements and we will advise you on the level of discount we can offer.
No, we can sell licences to organisations within countries not on Oracle's exclusion list. We are happy to provide quotes in your preferred currency.

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