Oracle Spatial: Free in All Editions!

Monday, 9 December, 2019

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!