Oracle Standard Edition 2 – Position and Protect your company for the forthcoming change.
For a number of years Oracle has stayed consistent with its database editions, namely:
Fully featured with all options available – licensed by cores available on any machine configuration
Reduced feature set no options (except RAC) – licensed by processor (socket) and limited to a host (physical or virtual) or cluster with no more than 4 available sockets
Standard One (SE1)
As with Standard less RAC and limited to a host (physical or virtual) or cluster with no more than 2 available sockets
The latest database patchset 18.104.22.168 is rumoured to mark a new age in Oracle Editions with only Enterprise and Standard Edition 2 available.
What we do know is:
- Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2) will replace SE and SE1 from 22.214.171.124
- SE2 will have a limitation of maximum 2 socket systems
- 126.96.36.199 was the last SE and SE1 option and customers will need to upgrade to SE2 (188.8.131.52) when released
- SE2 is planned for release Q3 CY2015
- 184.108.40.206 SE and SE1 customers will have 6 months of patching support once SE2 220.127.116.11 is released with quarterly patches still being available in Oct 2015 and Jan 2016.
What we believe is:
• Oracle SE RAC with 2 nodes each with 2 sockets will still be a compliant and valid configuration
What we don’t know yet:
• When this comes into force
• What the pricing is – SE1 customers may feel a bite
• Future support costs for SE
• Appetite for database migrations
How will this affect you?
Contact us for a free consultation and stay ahead of the game!
Chris Jones, COO