Oracle Spatial: Free in all editions!
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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:

https://blogs.oracle.com/oraclespatial/spatial-now-free-with-all-editions-of-oracle-database

And their price list was updated to reflect the changes as well:

https://www.oracle.com/assets/technology-price-list-070617.pdf

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:

https://www.licensefortress.com/blog/2019/9/18/openworld-2019-multitenant-changes

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!

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