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Oracle Tuxedo Licensing – The Ultimate Guide

Introduction Oracle Tuxedo Licensing

Understanding Oracle Tuxedo Licensing is crucial for businesses relying on this comprehensive software package for scalable, robust, transaction-intensive computing.

This article will provide insights into the following:

  • What Oracle Tuxedo and its components
  • The add-on products for Oracle Tuxedo
  • Oracle Tuxedo’s licensing metrics and costs

What is Oracle Tuxedo?

What is Oracle Tuxedo

Oracle Tuxedo is a software package that provides a robust foundation for transaction-intensive applications. It is designed to enable scalable data integration in heterogeneous data environments.

Key features of Oracle Tuxedo:

  1. Scalable Multi-tier Client/Server Applications: Oracle Tuxedo provides a framework for building scalable multi-tier client/server applications in heterogeneous distributed environments. This means it can handle applications that have multiple layers or tiers, such as presentation, application processing, and data management functions.
  2. Transaction Management: Oracle Tuxedo specializes in managing transactions on behalf of ATMI and CORBA applications from their point of origin—typically on the client—across one or more servers.
  3. Routing, Dispatching, and Managing Requests: Oracle Tuxedo is a service application used for routing, dispatching, and managing requests, events, and application queues across system processes. This ensures efficient handling of requests and tasks within the system.
  4. Support for Various Programming Languages: Oracle Tuxedo supports various programming languages, including C, C++, COBOL, Java, and dynamic languages. This makes it a versatile platform for different types of applications.
  5. Integration with Oracle Products: Oracle Tuxedo can be integrated with other Oracle products, enhancing its functionality and making it a part of a larger Oracle ecosystem.
  6. High Availability: To obtain high availability with Oracle Tuxedo, separate licenses to Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition and Oracle Coherence Enterprise Edition are required.
  7. Oracle Tuxedo Jolt: Oracle Tuxedo Jolt provides Java-based client API to access the Oracle Tuxedo application services, extending the functionality of existing Oracle Tuxedo applications to Intranet- and Internet-wide availability.
  8. Oracle Services Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT): Oracle SALT enables access to Oracle Tuxedo services as web services and allows Oracle Tuxedo applications to access Web services hosted outside the Oracle Tuxedo domain.
  9. Oracle Tuxedo System and Applications Monitor Plus (TSAM Plus): Oracle TSAM monitors and manages system servers, application servers, and application transactions.
  10. Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapters (SNA and TCP): Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapters provide bi-directional and transactional connectivity between Oracle Tuxedo and CICS/IMS services running on IBM or Unisys mainframes.

Components of Oracle Tuxedo

Oracle Tuxedo comprises the following components:

  • Oracle Tuxedo Server: The core component that handles the transaction processing.
  • Oracle Tuxedo Standalone Clients: These clients interact with the Oracle Tuxedo Server.

Add-on Products for Oracle Tuxedo

Oracle Tuxedo has several add-on products, each requiring a separate license. These include:

  1. Oracle Services Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT): SALT enables Oracle Tuxedo services to function as web services and access external web services.
  2. Oracle Tuxedo System and Applications Monitor Plus (TSAM Plus): TSAM Plus is a tool for monitoring and managing system servers, application servers, and application transactions.
  3. Oracle Tuxedo JCA Adapter enables bi-directional access between Tuxedo services and Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application servers.
  4. Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapters (SNA and TCP): These adapters provide bi-directional and transactional connectivity between Oracle Tuxedo and CICS/IMS services on mainframes.
  5. Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime (ART) for CICS and Batch: ART for CICS and Batch supports rehosting of IBM CICS and batch mainframe applications to Oracle Tuxedo.
  6. Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime (ART) for Batch: ART for Batch enables the rehosting of mainframe batch applications to Oracle Tuxedo running on open systems.
  7. Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime (ART) for IMS: ART for IMS supports IBM IMS TM mainframe applications rehosted to Oracle Tuxedo.
  8. Oracle Tuxedo Application Rehosting (ART) Test Manager: ART Test Manager is a tool for managing and automating testing of rehosted CICS, IMS, and Batch applications running on Tuxedo Application Runtimes.
  9. Oracle Tuxedo Advanced Performance Pack: This pack includes features for routing all Oracle Database requests from a global transaction to the same Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) instance.

Oracle Tuxedo Licensing Metrics

Oracle Tuxedo Licensing Metrics

Oracle Tuxedo licensing is based on Oracle core factor licensing.

Oracle Tuxedo License Costs

Based on the Oracle Technology Global Price List, the licensing costs for Oracle Tuxedo and its add-ons are as follows:

  • Oracle Tuxedo: $1,800 per Named User Plus, $60,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo Advanced Performance Pack: $200 per Named User Plus, $10,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo Jolt: $9,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo SALT: $12,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo TSAM Plus: $14,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapters (SNA and TCP): $22,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo JCA Adapter: $22,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo ART for CICS and Batch: $22,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo ART for Batch: $9,000 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo ART for IMS: $19,500 per Processor
  • Oracle Tuxedo ART Test Manager: $14,000 per Processor

FAQs

What is Oracle Tuxedo?

Oracle Tuxedo is a middleware platform that manages distributed transaction processing in computing environments. It supports various programming languages, including C, C++, COBOL, Java, and dynamic.

What are the components of the Oracle Tuxedo?

Oracle Tuxedo includes the Oracle Tuxedo Server and Oracle Tuxedo Standalone Clients. It also has several add-on products that require separate licenses.

How is Oracle Tuxedo licensing calculated?

Oracle Tuxedo licensing is calculated by applying the Oracle core factor table. This means the total cost depends on the type and number of processors used in your servers.

What is Oracle Tuxedo Jolt?

Oracle Tuxedo Jolt provides Java-based client API to access the Oracle Tuxedo application services, extending the functionality of existing Oracle Tuxedo applications to Intranet- and Internet-wide availability.

What is Oracle Tuxedo System and Applications Monitor Plus (TSAM Plus)?

Oracle TSAM Plus monitors and manages system servers, application servers, and application transactions. It requires a separate license for each computer you want to monitor and manage using Oracle TSAM Plus.

What are Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapters (SNA and TCP)?

Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapters provide bi-directional and transactional connectivity between Oracle Tuxedo and CICS/IMS services running on IBM or Unisys mainframes. These adapters support automatic data conversion to and from HOST formats.

How do I measure which Tuxedo software we have installed on our server?

We recommend using Oracle LMS Collection Tool.

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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.