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Oracle Partitioning License: Licensing and Cost Explained

Oracle Partitioning Licensing works as follows:

  • Functionality: Enables splitting large tables into more manageable sub-tables, improving database performance, data availability, and manageability. It also reduces downtime​​.
  • Licensing Requirements: Available only with the Enterprise Edition of Oracle Database. Requires separate licensing from the Database Enterprise Edition licenses and must match their number​​ and metric.
  • Costs: Priced at $11,500 per processor, licensed by counting cores. Alternatively, it can be licensed with a named user plus at $230 per user.​

Oracle Partitioning License: Licensing and Cost Explained

Oracle Partitioning License

As businesses grow, so does their need for efficient data management.

Oracle Partitioning License is a useful tool to help organizations improve their database performance, data availability, and manageability.

This article will discuss the benefits of the Oracle Partitioning License, its licensing requirements, and associated costs. As an Oracle licensing expert with 25 years of experience, I will share my insights and expertise on this topic.

Benefits of the Oracle Partitioning License

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The Oracle Partitioning License offers several benefits to help organizations manage their data more efficiently. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Partitioning allows DBAs to split large tables into more manageable sub-tables, which improves database performance, data availability, and manageability.
  • Partitions can be stored in different tablespaces, improving data manageability.
  • Partitioning allows DBAs to work with smaller, more manageable components, which helps to optimize the database performance.
  • The partitioning option lowers query times from minutes to seconds, which leads to faster performance.
  • Partitions can be added or removed while users work, enhancing data availability. DBAs can perform maintenance without bringing down an entire table, which mixes the downtime, increases data availability, and enables Information Lifecycle Management.

Oracle Partitioning Licensing Requirements

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The Oracle Partitioning License is a separately licensed option of Oracle Database that is only available with the Enterprise Edition of Oracle Database.

Here are some of the licensing requirements for an Oracle Partitioning License:

  • The Oracle Partitioning License must be licensed separately from the Database Enterprise Edition licenses.
  • Named User Plus or Processor must license the Oracle Partitioning License.
  • Oracle Partitioning License must match the number of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition licenses.
  • The Oracle Partitioning License costs $11,500 per processor and is licensed by counting cores. It can also be licensed with named user plus, costing $230 per user.

Costs of the Oracle Partitioning License

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FAQs About the Oracle Partitioning License 

What is Oracle Partitioning License?

Oracle Partitioning License is a separately licensed option of Oracle Database that is only available with the Enterprise Edition of Oracle Database. It allows DBAs to split large tables into more manageable sub-tables, which improves database performance, data availability, and manageability.

How can Oracle Partitioning help organizations?

Oracle Partitioning offers several benefits, such as improving database performance, data availability, and manageability, enhancing data availability, and minimizing downtime.

What are the licensing requirements for Oracle Partitioning License?

Oracle Partitioning License must be licensed separately from the Database Enterprise Edition licenses. It must be licensed by Named User Plus or Processor and match the number of licenses of the associated Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.

How much does Oracle Partitioning License cost?

An Oracle Partitioning License costs $11,500 per processor and is licensed by counting cores. It can also be licensed with named user plus, costing $230 per user.

How can organizations determine which licensing option is best for them?

Organizations must evaluate their needs and determine which licensing option is best for them based on the number of users, processors, and budget.

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Author

  • 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.