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Monday, September 19, 2005

Jacqueline Woods on Licensing at Oracle OpenWorld

I attended the Jacqueline Woods session on licensing at Oracle OpenWorld. Most of you don't care. I'll give you a few highlights anyway:

  • Two new pricing models include "capacity on demand" (only pay for the CPUs that you're actually using) and "software as a service via financing" (one payment per month for the license and the support).

  • Also some talk about metering software usage and looking for peak usage. Woods cited fantasy football servers as an example - these servers will have peak usage around Sunday or Monday, but lower usage the rest of the week.

  • Multi-core processor licensing will be cheaper than licensing of separate processors.

  • A lot of talk about cluster licensing, both for hot clusters and failover clusters.

  • Discussion of a Lifetime Support Policy, with some level of support 6+ years after a product is introduced. Better than no support at all, and when you think about the obsolescence in this industry, the policy is commendable.


Blogger Ontario Emperor said...

Tangentially related information here. And hello to OOW readers.


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