Oracle Database License Compliance? Solved!

License Audit analyzes Oracle’s Database Audit scripts an improved and free script version on-the-fly.
Oracle clients can now independently learn:

  • What the data means before sending it out to Oracle
  • How to ensure license compliance on an ongoing basis
  • Pro-actively take measures to optimise the license- and feature deployment
  • Understand the deployment before re-drawing the Oracle IT infrastructure
  • Ensure compliance and implement real savings!

Product Overview

Typical risks for IT departments with Oracle Databases:

icon-1

License Requirements are ill-defined by default

Very often implementations of the Oracle ‘Plugin’ are unsuccessful, and those who succeed find out that the tools do not give the correct conclusions about the usage of some Database Options and Management Packs.

icon-4

Advanced Compression - and 18 other Database Options

Database Administrators are exposed to all (new) functionality commencing version upgrades. With the lack of any warning from Oracle, a simple administrative task can trigger enormous license costs. Oracle is widely known to claim compliance fees for un-intended and historical use. With License Audit this can be prevented. Period.

icon-2

DBA_Feature_Usage_Statistics

While the data collected here shows part of the picture, it should not be used for license compliancy purposes. It is illustrated by the fact that during compliance audits Oracle will extract a lot more data from the Oracle system tables than the DBA_FEATURE_USAGE_STATISTICS.

icon-5

Oracle Diagnostics Pack and 4 other Enterprise Management Packs

The use of Oracle Enterprise Management Packs is sometimes not detectable with ‘hard’ evidence. In many cases it is circumstantial, based upon the mere possibility to use them rather than evidence about such use. Like many Database Options, it is difficult and often impossible to un-install them or make them inaccessible.

icon-3

Cloning of Oracle Database configurations

Once an improperly configured Oracle database is cloned to other places and audited by Oracle it can be very difficult to proof the source of such evidence. Clients often find themselves negotiating about alleged feature use whilst lying on their back. License Audit prevents this from occurring. Ever. Again.

icon-6

Infrastructure Design & Virtualization

Oracle users who are taken off-guard by large compliance claims quite often learn that a different deployment of the same Oracle database software could have eliminated the claim or even incur a support saving.
In the absence of transparency, clients have no control mechanism in place. When re-drawing the infrastructure such information is key: Without it, informed decisions are out of reach.

Any questions or are you interested in our services? We'd love to hear from you.