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Navigating Oracle RAC One Node Licensing

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Navigating Oracle RAC One Node Licensing

Oracle RAC One Node Licensing

  • Extra Cost Option: For Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE) and EE-Exadata.
  • Included In: Oracle Database SE2.
  • License Match: Must align with Oracle Database EE’s metric and quantity.
  • Costs:
    • Named User Plus: $460 per user.
    • Processor: $23,000 per processor.
  • Example Costs:
    • 6 processors = 6 x $23,000 = $138,000.
    • 50 named users = 50 x $460 = $23,000.

Key Features of Oracle RAC One Node

Key Features of Oracle RAC One Node

Oracle RAC One Node delivers several essential features to ensure your database operations’ robust performance and high availability.

These include:

  1. Database Cold Failover: In the event of server or instance failure, the database can automatically failover to another node in the cluster, ensuring continuous service.
  2. Online Migration of Database Instance: Oracle RAC One Node supports the online migration of the database instance to another server, facilitating seamless operations during maintenance or upgrades.
  3. Support for Online Rolling Upgrades: This feature enables the online rolling upgrades of the database, grid infrastructure, and OS homes, minimizing downtime.
  4. Online Upgrade to Oracle Real Application Clusters: Oracle RAC One Node can be seamlessly upgraded to Oracle Real Application Clusters online, providing the benefits of full cluster capabilities when needed.
  5. Policy-managed Server Pools: This feature allows efficient management of resources in a dynamic, policy-driven manner.
  6. Quality of Service Management: Oracle RAC One Node enables the control and management of resources to meet the specific service levels required for your business applications.
  7. Application Continuity: This feature protects applications from database session failures and system downtime by preserving a consistent application experience.

Oracle RAC One Node Licensing

Oracle RAC One Node Licensing

Oracle RAC One Node is an extra cost option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE) and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition – Exadata (EE-Exa). Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2) includes it without extra cost.

Licensing Model

Licensing for Oracle RAC One Node must match the metric and quantity of your Oracle Database Enterprise Edition license.

If you have a processor-based license for your Oracle Database EE, you must license Oracle RAC One Node using the processor-based model.

Similarly, if you use a Named User Plus (NUP) model for Oracle Database EE, you must follow the same for Oracle RAC One Node.

License Costs

Based on the Oracle technology price list, the costs are as follows:

  • Named User Plus (NUP) License: $460 per Named User Plus.
  • Processor License: $23,000 per Processor.

Example Calculations

Processor-Based License:

  • If you have six processors for Oracle Database EE, you need six processor licenses for Oracle RAC One Node.
  • Cost: 6 processors x $23,000 per processor = $138,000.

Named User Plus (NUP) License:

  • If you have 50 named users for Oracle Database EE, you need 50 NUP licenses for Oracle RAC One Node.
  • Cost: 50 users x $460 per NUP = $23,000.

FAQ on Oracle RAC One Node Licensing and Costs

What is Oracle RAC One Node?

Oracle RAC One Node is an extra cost option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE) and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition – Exadata (EE-Exa). It is included with Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2).

How is Oracle RAC One Node licensed?

Licensing for Oracle RAC One Node must match the metric and quantity of your Oracle Database Enterprise Edition license, either by Processor or Named User Plus (NUP).

What is a Named User Plus license cost for Oracle RAC One Node?

The Named User Plus license costs $460 per Named User Plus.

What is the cost of a Processor license for Oracle RAC One Node?

A Processor License costs $23,000 per Processor.

Is Oracle RAC One Node included in any editions without extra cost?

Oracle RAC One Node is included with Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2).

How do I calculate the licenses needed for Oracle RAC One Node?

If you have four processors for Oracle Database EE, you need four processor licenses for Oracle RAC One Node. Cost: 4 processors x $23,000 per processor = $92,000.

How do I calculate the number of Named User Plus licenses needed?

If you have 50 named users for Oracle Database EE, you need 50 NUP licenses for Oracle RAC One Node. Cost: 50 users x $460 per NUP = $23,000.

Can the licensing model differ from the primary Oracle Database license?

No, the licensing model for Oracle RAC One Node must match the primary Oracle Database Enterprise Edition license.

Is Oracle RAC One Node available for cloud deployments?

Oracle RAC One Node licensing applies to both on-premises and cloud deployments. Always confirm specific cloud licensing terms with Oracle.

What factors influence the total cost of Oracle RAC One Node licenses?

Total costs depend on the number of processors or named users, the primary Oracle Database license type, and deployment specifics.

How does Oracle RAC One Node differ from Oracle RAC?

Oracle RAC One Node is designed to be highly available for a single database instance, whereas Oracle RAC supports multiple active instances.

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  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson brings two decades of Oracle license management experience, including a nine-year tenure at Oracle and 11 years in Oracle license consulting. His expertise extends across leading IT corporations like IBM, enriching his profile with a broad spectrum of software and cloud projects. Filipsson's proficiency encompasses IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Salesforce platforms, alongside significant involvement in Microsoft Copilot and AI initiatives, improving organizational efficiency.

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