Gartner Research

Prevent Oracle Technology License Compliance Issues

Published: 26 February 2008

ID: G00155027

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Jane B. Disbrow, Andrew Butler


Many organizations have Oracle technology and infrastructure licenses. Often, the person negotiating the contract is not the person responsible for the use of those licenses. Organizations must understand compliance risk areas to ensure that they're using the licenses within their contract rights.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What You Need to Know
  • Key License and Compliance Issues
    • Counting at a Multiplexing Front End and for Nonhuman Devices
    • Internal and External Usage
    • Multicore Processors
    • Hardware and Software Partitioning and Virtualization Software
    • Application-Specific Database Licenses
    • Oracle Downloads and Media That Contain Unlicensed Software
    • Failover and Backup Systems
    • Software on Hardware That Has Been Deinstalled
    • Licensing Models Specified by Resellers
    • Employee-Based Licenses Models That Interface With External Systems
    • Use of Automatic Workload Repository
  • Remaining Compliant

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