Frequently Asked Questions
What are the user minimums for Oracle database Enterprise Edition?
25 Named User Plus per Processor. Our training courses have more information.
We use Hyperthreading, does this affect the number of Oracle licences we need?
No, unless you are using authorised cloud providers, hyperthreading is not counted. Give us a call if you are thinking of moving to the cloud.
What do we do with older products which are no longer available to buy?
Generally, you don’t need to replace older products or metrics if they were purchased as perpetual licences and you are still gaining a business benefit from them, although there are a few exceptions. Talk to us if you think you may need to migrate.
How do we check whether our Oracle support agreement is correct before renewing?
It’s important to understand what you are using before you renew, in some cases you may be able to reduce your costs. Contact us if you need help.
Is the minimum for Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 the same as Oracle Database Standard Edition and Standard Edition One?
No, the minimum for Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 is 10 Named User Plus per server. Whereas, the minimum for Oracle Database Standard Edition and Standard Edition One is 5 Named User Plus. Check out the Madora Academy for training courses to help you.
Do I need to calculate the number of cores for the different varieties of Oracle Database Standard Edition?
No, it is licensed by the number of sockets, regardless of the number of cores in each socket. Our training courses have more information.
Is there a limit to the number of instances I can have when I have licensed the server?
No, the server is licensed by processor or users, not instances. Drop us an email if you think you need help to understand your usage.
Can I use options with Oracle Database Standard Edition?
No, with the exception of Real Application Clusters or RAC which is included with the price of the database for Standard Edition and Standard Edition 2. Contact us if you are unsure whether you are correctly licensed.