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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Licensing Requirements

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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Licensing Requirements

The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 licensing requirements primarily focus on additional licenses for the Integrated SOA Gateway and SOAP Protocol.

Key points include:

  • Licensing Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Applications Adapter, and WLS Suite is mandatory for using the Integrated SOA Gateway in version 12.2.
  • Specific deployment of the Adapter determines the number of licenses required.
  • Licensing for Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Applications Adapter, and WLS Suite is necessary for end-users utilizing XML Gateway for SOAP Protocol.
  • No additional licenses are needed to use XML Gateway with protocols other than SOAP.

Oracle E-business Suite 12.2 Licensing

Oracle E-business Suite 12.2 Licensing

Are you an Oracle E-Business Suite user? If so, you must know the limited set of other Oracle programs that may require licensing for version 12.2.

This is due to the (potential) use of the SOAP Protocol from Oracle’s Integrated SOA Gateway software.
Let’s delve into the specifics of the additional license requirements for Oracle E-Business Suite version 12.2.

Applies to EBS 12.2 Using SOAP Protocol?

If so, you must purchase full-use licenses for SOA Suite, EBS Adapter, and WLS Suite. No additional licenses are needed.

What is SOAP Protocol?

SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol and is used to ensure the communication of web applications over the internet. The best way to communicate between applications is over HTTP; SOAP was created to accomplish this. SOAP Protocol can also be triggered (indirectly) by using XML Gateway.

What is the Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG)

ISG stands for Integrated SOA Gateway and was first introduced in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.

Presented as an infrastructure to provide and consume SOAP-based web services, ISG comprises:

  • Service Invocation Framework
  • Service Provider
  • Service Monitor

What is the Oracle Integration Repository

Oracle Integration Repository is a compilation of information about different service endpoints that Oracle E-Business Suite applications expose.

It provides a catalog of Oracle E-Business Suite’s business service interfaces. E-Business Suite public PL/SQL APIs can be deployed as REST-based Web Services from the E-Business Suite’s Integration Repository.

The Integrated SOA Gateway has been rewritten to use Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Applications Adapter for SOAP Services. The EBS 12.2 ISG’s SOAP Services infrastructure cannot run without those products.

End-users who want to use Oracle’s E-Business Suite version 12.2 Integrated SOA Gateway must install and configure the Oracle SOA Suite and the Oracle Applications Adapter separately.

Oracle E-Business Suite Licensing Requirements for End-Users

Oracle E-Business Suite Licensing Requirements for End-Users

Suppose end-users of the Oracle E-Business Suite wish to continue to use the EBS Integrated SOA Gateway (once they upgrade to 12.2).

In that case, they must license the Oracle SOA Suite and the Oracle Applications Adapter separately. In addition, to use SOA Suite, end-users must get WebLogic Suite licenses, and both WebLogic Suite and SOA Suite must be licensed using the same license metrics.

The deployment of SOA Suite and the Oracle Applications Adapter to support the E-Business Suite 12.2 Integrated SOA Gateway will need to be sized according to the end-user’s specific requirements.

The number of licenses required depends on the adapter’s specific deployment. The Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS 12.2 is designed to work with a distributed architecture. The SOA Suite instance used by the Integrated SOA Gateway can be installed on one server and the E-Business Suite on a different server.

End-users using XML Gateway for protocols other than SOAP do not need to purchase any additional licenses in Oracle E-Business Suite version 12.2.

However, using XML Gateway for SOAP protocol is a prerequisite of the Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS (12.1 and 12.2).

Therefore, end-users using XML Gateway for SOAP protocol in EBS 12.2 require a license for Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Applications Adapter, and WLS Suite.

The Key Facts of the Oracle E-Business Suite

  • End-users must obtain licenses for Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Applications Adapter, and WLS Suite to use the Oracle E-Business Suite version 12.2 Integrated SOA Gateway.
    It’s important to note that the specific number of licenses required will vary depending on the end user’s particular Adapter deployment.
  • End-users must size the deployment of SOA Suite and the Oracle Applications Adapter to meet their specific requirements.
    This can involve deploying the products onto the existing E-Business Suite deployment CPU(s) or other CPU(s) that may need to be acquired.
  • In Oracle E-Business Suite version 12.2, end-users using XML Gateway for protocols other than SOAP do not need to purchase additional licenses.
    However, those using XML Gateway for SOAP protocol in EBS 12.2 require a license for Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Applications Adapter, and WLS Suite.

End-users must consider the limited set of other Oracle programs that may require licensing for Oracle E-Business Suite version 12.2.

By properly licensing and sizing the deployment of SOA Suite, Oracle Applications Adapter, and WLS Suite, end-users can ensure that they can use the Integrated SOA Gateway without running into compliance or Oracle licensing issues.

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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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