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Oracle Analytics Server Licensing Guide

Oracle Analytics Server is licensed in the following way:

  • License Metrics: Can be licensed using either a named user plus or a processor license metric.
  • Costs: For a named user plus, the cost is $2,000 per user. For a processor license, it is $221,250 per processor.
  • Core Factor Table: When licensing per processor, the Oracle core factor table must be applied​

Oracle Analytics Server Licensing Guide

Oracle Analytics Server Licensing

Overview

Today, we delve into the licensing of Oracle Analytics Server/Business Intelligence Technology Products, which offers two primary licensing metrics:

  • Named User Plus License: Priced at $2,000 per user.
  • Processor License: Costs $221,250 per processor, with the Oracle core factor table applied to determine final costs.

Examples

  1. For 50 named user-plus licenses: 50 x $2,000 = $100,000.
  2. Licensing a server with 4 Oracle processors: 4 x $221,250 = $885,000 (subject to variation based on the core factor table).

About Oracle Analytics Server This comprehensive toolset offers interactive reporting, dashboards, and predictive analytics, with data visualization from various sources.

Included Products

  • Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Answers (Analysis)
  • Oracle Interactive Dashboards (Interactive Reporting)
  • Oracle Analytics Publisher (Published Reporting)
  • Oracle Delivers (Actionable Intelligence)
  • Oracle Analytics Server Administrator
  • Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition
  • Oracle Analytics Desktop (for non-production use only)

Note: The Oracle JDK license and Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition are exclusive to the Oracle Analytics Suite Extended Edition. Clustering of Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition is not permitted.

What is Oracle Analytics Publisher?

What is Oracle Analytics Publisher

Oracle Analytics Publisher, previously known as Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, is a reporting solution that enables users to create, manage, and distribute published reports and documents.

Included in Oracle Analytics Publisher are the following products:

  • Published reports.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition.
  • Oracle Entitlements Server Basic.

Please note that while the installer for Oracle Analytics Publisher installs all components of Oracle Analytics Server, only the products listed above can be used as part of Oracle Analytics Publisher.

Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition is limited to use with Oracle Analytics Publisher, and clustering of Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition is not allowed.

The Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition

Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition

The Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition, previously known as Oracle Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition, is an analytics server that offers self-service, mobile, and augmented analytics capabilities for a wide range of analytic applications.

It provides centralized data access and a calculation engine used by Oracle Interactive Dashboards, Oracle Answers, and Oracle Delivers.

Included in Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition are the following products:

  • Oracle Smart View for Office.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition.
  • Oracle Entitlements Server.

The following Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition Options are omitted and require separate licensing:

  • Oracle Interactive Dashboards.
  • Oracle Delivers.
  • Oracle Answers.
  • Oracle Analytics Publisher.

Note: The number of licenses for each option must match the number for Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition.

Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition is limited to testing and debugging applications developed with Oracle Analytics Server Administrator.

Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition is limited to use with Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition, and clustering of Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition is not allowed.

Oracle Entitlements Server is restricted to use with Oracle Analytics Server Enterprise Edition.

The Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Foundation Edition

The Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Foundation Edition

The Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Foundation Edition offers features for relational online analytical processing (OLAP) and multi-dimensional OLAP, with a complete set of business intelligence tools.

Included in Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Foundation Edition are the following products:

  • Oracle Analytics Server
  • Oracle Essbase Plus
  • Oracle Analytics Desktop

Note: The use of Oracle Analytics Desktop is restricted to non-production purposes.

Oracle Analytics Server Licensing – FAQs

Can existing Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) customers upgrade to OAS?

Yes, existing OBI customers who are current on their maintenance and support and using any current OBI Suites are entitled to upgrades to OAS with no additional costs. Customers can check Destination Guides for the best upgrade paths based on their existing analytics topology.

What about customers who purchased OBI components on an older price list?

All OBI Suites not on the current Technology Price List, including OBI Enterprise Edition, OBI Enterprise Edition Plus, OBI Foundation Suite, and OBI Standard Edition, may use OAS subject to any licensing restrictions.

What about customers who purchased individual OBI components?

Customers who purchased OBI Server Enterprise Edition with Oracle Answers and Oracle Interactive Dashboards are entitled to OAS’s self-service analytics and mobile functionality.

Can existing customers continue to purchase OBI?

OBI products will be removed from the Tech Price List. OBI Suites will go on Controlled Availability (CA) until a future point to be determined when they will be removed.

What if existing OBI customers want to buy more users or processors?

Existing customers of OBI Enterprise Edition Plus, OBI Extended Edition, or OBI Enterprise Edition can buy OAS. Existing customers of OBI Standard Edition One can buy OAS Standard Edition One. Existing OBI Foundation Suite or Foundation Edition customers can buy OAS and/or Essbase based on their needs.

What if customers bought OBI components (not the full product)?

Customers who bought OBI components can upgrade to the same functionality in OAS. For example, customers with data visualization can upgrade to OAS and have the same access to self-service analytics functionality. BIP customers can upgrade to OAS and will only have access to BIP capabilities.

Can customers upgrade to OAS if they are not current with OBI support?

No, customers who don’t have active support need to reach out to Oracle. Of course, they can buy new OAS licenses or an OAC subscription.

Can customers buy OAS if they are not current with OBI support?

Yes, customers who own OBI but are not current on support are effectively new customers when they buy OAS.

What do new customers buy?

New customers can buy OAS and/or Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC).

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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, enhancing organizational efficiency.

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