Oracle licensing

Oracle license optimisation – Reduce your licensing costs

Optimizing Oracle licensing can lead to significant savings!

Oracle Database Enterprise Edition has a hefty price tag of $47,500 per processor. Because large Oracle customers often possess thousands of database licenses, even optimizing small amounts can result in substantial cost reductions. By prioritizing Oracle license optimization, you can achieve tangible savings that make a real difference to your organization’s bottom line.

In summary:

  • Oracle Database Enterprise Edition: Priced at $47,500 per processor.
  • Large Oracle customers: Typically possess thousands of database licenses.
  • Optimization potential: Even optimizing small amounts can lead to significant savings.

Don’t overlook the impact of Oracle license optimization. No matter how small, every optimization effort contributes to real savings that can positively impact your organization’s finances.

Oracle License Optimization

Oracle license optimization – Why should you care? You should care because Oracle software licenses are famously costly,

Oracle database enterprise edition is priced at 47,500 $ per processor. Large Oracle customers can have thousands of database licenses. If you would simply be able to optimize small amounts, you can achieve real savings.

Top Seven Ways how to Optimize Oracle Licensing

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  1. License non-prod environments with named user plus licenses, and you will optimize the Oracle licensing by 50%. Far too many companies have incorrectly licensed non-prod with Oracle processor licensing.
  2. Oracle can grant special licensing rights for test and development environments, lowering the user minimums for database products from 25 per processor to 10. That would cut licensing costs by 60%.
  3. Oracle applications usage, review if the users currently have access to Oracle EBS or similar need to keep the license. Our experience auditing many Oracle EBS environments is that over 30% of all users do not need access to the application.
  4. Review if the hardware platform you are running Oracle on allows for hard partitioning or sub-capacity licensing. If it doesn’t, investigate changing to a hardware platform allowing sub-capacity licensing.– that can yield great Oracle licensing optimization results.
  5. Move to Oracle Cloud, the only platform that allows you to license both on vCPU, and you can choose all Oracle products you need. AWS and Azure allow for vCPU licensing. However, it is only available for Bring-Your-Own-License
  6. Move to an Oracle third-party support provider that will lower your support costs by 50-70%.
  7. Review your Oracle licensing usage; 30% of all Oracle software licenses are unused. When you identify the licenses you don’t need, terminate them and reduce your Oracle spending.
  8. Work with independent software licensing experts to optimize your Oracle software licenses.

How Redress Compliance can help you optimize Oracle licenses

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Oracle License Optimization Service

  • License Inventory Assessment
    • Review your current Oracle software licenses and usage
    • Identify underutilized, unused, or redundant licenses
    • Ensure accurate tracking of all Oracle products and deployments

  • Usage and Requirement Analysis
    • Analyze your organization’s current and future Oracle software needs
    • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of existing deployments
    • Align Oracle software usage with your strategic business goals

  • Cost Optimization Strategies
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings through license consolidation
    • Recommend license reassignment or repurposing to maximize value
    • Explore options for leveraging Oracle Cloud or other cost-effective solutions
  • Compliance and Risk Management
    • Ensure your organization maintains Oracle license compliance
    • Mitigate the risk of non-compliance penalties or audit findings
    • Implement best practices for managing Oracle licenses and contracts

  • Negotiation and Renewal Support
    • Assist in negotiating favorable terms for new licenses or renewals
    • Leverage industry expertise to secure the best pricing and terms
    • Guide managing Oracle support costs and renewals
  • Ongoing License Management
    • Offer continuous monitoring of your Oracle license landscape
    • Update and adapt strategies to accommodate changes in business needs
    • Provide recommendations for optimizing Oracle license investments over tim

If you are ready to start saving money on your Oracle licenses, contact Redress Compliance today.


  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson possesses 20 years of experience in Oracle license management. Having worked at Oracle for 9 years, he gained an additional 11 years of expertise in Oracle license consulting projects. Fredrik has provided assistance to over 150 organizations worldwide, ranging in size and tackling various Oracle licensing challenges, including Licensing Assessments, Oracle audits, Oracle ULAs, and more.