Announcement from Oracle
With our joint customers’ focus directed toward the Cloud and the on-premise customers moving more toward perpetual licenses, we made a strategic decision to eliminate on-premise term licenses, providing streamlined product and licensing selections when placing on-premise orders. Effective September 1, 2020, Oracle will no longer offer on-premise term licenses (1-5 year terms), with the exception of key Oracle Technology products that will retain 1-year term licenses (see list below):
- Existing customers paying support on their term licenses will remain supported through the end of their term.
- Perpetual licenses are not affected by this announcement.
- Application Specific Full Use (ASFU) term licenses distributed in August 2020 can be reported until September 20, 2020.
Impact on Quotes
- All valid Q1 quotes with term licenses must be booked by the end of the quarter, August 31, 2020.
- No new quotes should contain term licenses after August 31, 2020.
- Released quotes with customer acceptance must be booked by September 10, 2020.
- Any bookings after September 10, 2020, will not be processed.
Impact on License Migrations
- Term upgrades to longer-term licenses are discontinued (e.g., migrating a 2-year term to a 5-year term).
- Term upgrades to perpetual licenses remain (e.g., migrating from a 4-year term license to a perpetual license). However, migrations from 1-year term to a perpetual license are discontinued.
The below list of products will continue to be licensed using 1-year term licenses
- Exadata Storage Server Software
- Oracle Active Data Guard
- Oracle Advanced Compression
- Oracle Advanced Security
- Oracle Database Enterprise Edition
- Oracle Database In-Memory
- Oracle Database Standard Edition 2
- Oracle Database Vault
- Oracle Diagnostics Pack
- Oracle Forms and Reports
- Oracle GoldenGate
- Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition
- Oracle Multitenant
- Oracle OLAP
- Oracle Partitioning
- Oracle Real Application Clusters
- Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node
- Oracle Real Application Testing
- Oracle SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware
- Oracle Tuning Pack
- Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition
- Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition
- Oracle WebLogic Suite