Oracle Cloud: Universal Credits. What you need to know…

In September 2017, Oracle announced a change to their Cloud pricing and transaction model for end users and partners alike. The change was born out of poor customer experience with contracts and billing on their previous model along with frequent internal challenges to provide a streamlined “wash, rinse, repeat” billing and payment mechanism for consuming […]

Blog, Cloud, How to, Licensing Cloud, Licensing, Oracle Cloud / March 21, 2018

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License compliance is not easy

Certified Oracle Compliance Over the last decade or so, countless Oracle customers have experienced license issues by falling foul of Oracle’s ‘trust model’, complex licensing metrics and how Oracle’s policies affect third party technologies. As a result of this, numerous companies have setup ‘license consultancy’ practices and developing SAM tools suggesting they can provide a […]

Cloud, Explorer, Licensing AWS, Azure, Cloud, Compliance, Licensing, LMS / March 28, 2017

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ODA: What you need to know

Oracle Engineered Systems are a range of hardware appliances designed to address different business problems or objectives. The entry level member of this group is the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA). Explorer recommend the use of ODA’s when Oracle customers are looking to achieve any of the following: There is actually a family of ODA models […]

Blog, Explorer, Licensing / February 28, 2017

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Need more oomph from Oracle?

Need more oomph from Oracle?! Read on. Since joining Explorer in 2010 and working with customers with varying sizes of Oracle estates there are 2 key drivers that push customers to want to talk to me; reducing costs and improving performance. I’ve already shared my thoughts on reducing costs in another blog and here I […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, How to, Licensing / February 24, 2017

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How to reduce your Oracle Costs

How to reduce your Oracle Costs Businesses up and down the country relying on Oracle technology to deliver and underpin key business applications all have one thing in common; they chose Oracle because it was the best solution to address their requirements. That said, as the cost of supporting Oracle continues to increase our customers […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, How to, Licensing Engineered Systems, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Licensing, SAM / February 24, 2017

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Oracle licensing rules for AWS & Azure

Oracle licensing rules for AWS & Azure Oracle customers that deploy software in AWS or Azure now have a real challenge with license management following Oracle’s recent change to how it charges users to run their software in these Cloud platforms. For a long time, Oracle customers have been able to rely on the Oracle […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, Licensing Amazon, AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Licensing / January 31, 2017

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Oracle Cloud; what you need to know

Oracle Cloud; what you need to know The Oracle Cloud has been available for a few years now in various shapes and sizes but it’s reached a maturity that is attracting a large number of “traditional” on-premise customers. So what is the Oracle Cloud? The term “Cloud” means many different things to many different people. […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, Licensing IaaS, Oracle Cloud, PaaS / August 18, 2016

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Oracle SE2 – HUGE impact for Oracle Standard Edition Customers!

Oracle SE2 – HUGE impact for Oracle Standard Edition Customers! Since December 2015 Database “Standard Edition 2” has replaced SE1 and SE as the only Database Edition, other than Enterprise Edition, which brings challenges to Database performance, high availability and cost. The new version of SE for Database brings new licensing rules which will have […]

Blog, Explorer, Licensing Oracle Licensing, SE2, Standard Edition / September 2, 2015

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