Tom wrote:All licensing and cost questions should be directed to someone who has the legal authority to represent Oracle in such matters. If you make the wrong decision and Oracle audits you, I don't think you want your defense to be "some stranger on the web said it would be OK". This is a forum of peer volunteers. That Oracle logo in the upper left corner is only because Oracle provides this space for said volunteers. It in NO WAY implies that anything said here is legally binding on Oracle Corporation.
This question is about whether Non-prod Databases should be licenced
Version: 22.214.171.124 on RHEL 5.4
My Shop (an international Insurance Firm) has started to implement the policy of having the least number of databases as possible to reduce licence costs. So, we have been asked to move all SIT, UAT and pre-Prod schemas currently in standalone DBs into two large RAC DBs.
Eventually we'll end up having no DB servers to do some R&D stuff as the the two Large Development RAC DBs are shared by lots of application projects.
I would like to know if Oracle charges licensing fee for SIT,UAT,Pre-Prod DBs ?