Licensing Cloud Control

I just read the Enterprise Manager Licensing Information User Manual today. They are a lot of packs there, and you may not even know that autodiscovering targets is part of the lifecycle management pack or that blackouts are part of the diagnostic pack. Have a look

Do you really need ASO?

If you only use the Advanced Security Option for SSL, you may not need to pay for it ! License 11.2 When used with Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Advanced Security SSL/TLS is included. But also License 11.1 Network encryption (native network encryption and SSL/TLS) and strong authentication services (Kerberos, PKI, and RADIUS) are no… Continue reading Do you really need ASO?

On Express Edition

If you want to start with developing free software on old technology, you can download the Oracle Database Express Edition. Actually, Oracle 10g is more than 5 years old and it is the only version available as Express Edition, 11g has not been released at the time of the writing, and no patch has been… Continue reading On Express Edition

future of MySQL

a google search on oracle and mysql will returns concerns about the future of MySQL. When SUN bought mysql, the enthousiasm was also not unanimous in the opensource community. But now it really need repositioning. I was just reading : http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/unlimited.html Deploy an unlimited number of MySQL Enterprise Servers for the price of a single… Continue reading future of MySQL

9iR2 Desupport

REMINDER: Premier Support for Oracle Database 9.2 ends in July 2007 The 9iR2 premier support just ended. Now the 9i is under Extended Support. The good news, it is free until July 2008! First year Extended Support fee waived for Oracle9i Database Release 9.2