Oracle, in its latest version of their flagship database product, has come up with only two editions:
- Oracle Database Enterprise Edition; and
- Oracle Standard Edition 2 (Oracle SE2).
So what ?
Well, the catch is in the licensing and migration:
- Oracle SE2 will be the replacement for Oracle Standard Edition and also for Oracle Standard Edition One.
- Oracle SE2 can be licensed for servers with a max of 2 sockets.
From a recent experience, a customer used the knowledge and the impact assessment to their benefit in more ways than they could imagine saving a lot of money and mitigating future risks.
Be careful while migrating.
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