Gartner Research

Oracle SE2 Replaces SE and SE1, With New Technical and License Implications

Published: 06 January 2016

ID: G00296231

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Lori Samolsky

Summary

Oracle has replaced SE and SE1 with SE2. SE2 may offer substantial savings, and anyone involved in information management, including contract and purchasing professionals, should compare SE2 to Enterprise Edition and note SE2's licensing and contract implications.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Oracle SE2 costs less than Oracle Database EE but comes with restrictions
  • Oracle SE and SE1 are no longer available; therefore, it's necessary to understand when and how to migrate licenses to SE2
  • Licensing definitions and rules have changed from SE and SE1 to SE2, with NUP minimums and socket quantities exposing future migration costs and compliance issues
    • License Definition and Rules Are Critical to Validate Before Licensing SE2
    • Migrating Practices Vary Upward and Downward
    • Using NUP Licenses for SE2

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