Middleware Licensing

Oracle BPEL Licensing- Costs and pre-reqs.

Middleware Licensing

Oracle BPEL Licensing- Costs and pre-reqs.

Oracle BPEL licensing operates under these key points:

  • Components Included: Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option includes Oracle SOA Suite components like BPEL Process Manager, Human Workflow, and others.
  • Licensing Restrictions: Certain SOA Suite components not listed require a full-use license. Oracle WebLogic Suite license is a prerequisite.
  • Licensing Costs: Named User Plus is $460, Processor License is $23,000, and WebLogic Suite Options for BPEL Process Manager Option is $5,060.

Oracle BPEL Licensing – WLS Option

Oracle BPEL Licensing - WLS Option

The Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option is a comprehensive tool that includes a variety of Oracle SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware components.

These components include the Oracle BPEL Process Manager, Human Workflow, Event Delivery Network, Technology Adapters, B2B, and Mediator.

These components are incorporated into the Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option by including the Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition in the Oracle WebLogic Suite.

The Mediator component is mainly a derivative of the Oracle Enterprise Service Bus (OESB), first introduced in Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g Release 3.

This was Oracle’s primary Enterprise Service Bus on Oracle Containers for Java EE and third-party Java EE platforms like WebSphere.

Licensing Restrictions and Prerequisites

There are certain restrictions and prerequisites to be aware of when licensing the Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option.

Firstly, any use of Oracle SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware components not listed above requires a full-use license for Oracle SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware.

Secondly, a license for Oracle WebLogic Suite is a prerequisite for licensing the Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option. A separate license for the Oracle database is required for a license for the Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option.

There are also restrictions on the use of certain features. For instance, the Enterprise Scheduler feature of Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option can only be used for scheduling Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option internal jobs and composite services.

Similarly, Oracle Coherence Enterprise is limited to clustering, portable object format, local caching, and internally Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) usage support.

Oracle BPEL Licensing Costs

The licensing costs for the BPEL Process Manager Option are as follows:

  • Named User Plus Software Update License & Support: $460
  • Processor License Software Update License & Support: $23,000
  • WebLogic Suite Options: BPEL Process Manager Option: $5,060.00

BPEL Licensing Scenario

Let’s consider a scenario where someone wants to license a server with four cores of Intel, which equals two processor licenses.

The Processor License Software Update License & Support cost would be $23,000 per processor. Since we have two processor licenses, the total cost would be $46,000.

Remember, these costs exclude any other licenses that may be required, such as the Oracle WebLogic Suite or the Oracle database.

Always ensure to check the prerequisites and restrictions before making a licensing decision.

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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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