Just a quick update around Oracle licensing changes from last week. As of December 5, 2019, Oracle Spatial is no longer a licensable feature and is included free with all editions, including Oracle Standard Edition 2.
Oracle’s announcement can be found at:
And their price list was updated to reflect the changes as well:
This is just the latest in recent licensing / feature changes from Oracle, including:
Allowing 3 PDBs without Enterprise Edition or the Multitenant feature in Oracle Database 19c
Removing RAC from Standard Edition 2 in Oracle Database 19c
Requiring the CDB / PDB architecture in Oracle Database 20c and beyond
See one of our other blog entries for details:
We’ve been informing our clients of the changes and discussing options, including credits and refunds, for customers that have Oracle Spatial licenses. If you’d like to discuss further, please contact us!