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2 Options and Packs

This chapter describes the separately licensed Oracle Database options, management packs, and other products you can purchase to enhance the capabilities of Oracle Database in specific application environments. This chapter contains the following sections:

You may not use the options, packs, or products described below without separately purchased licenses. The fact that these options, packs, or products may be included in product CDs or downloads or described in documentation that you receive does not authorize you to use them without purchasing appropriate licenses.

Oracle Database Options

All the Oracle Database options can be purchased with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. Real Application Clusters is included with Oracle Database Standard Edition. You cannot purchase any options with Oracle Database Standard Edition One. The Personal Edition includes all options except Real Application Clusters at no additional cost.

Oracle Real Application Clusters

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) is a database computing environment that harnesses the processing power of multiple interconnected computers using clustering technology. RAC provides unlimited scalability and high availability for all applications. RAC makes the database highly available in the presence of computer hardware or software failure: in the event any computer in the cluster fails, the database continues to provide service on the surviving computers in the cluster. RAC provides scalable performance: as demand for database throughput grows, additional computers can be added to the database cluster with no downtime. RAC supports a single-system image for ease of management. RAC also provides a complete and integrated stack of clustering software on all platforms; third-party clusterware software is not required. Finally, RAC provides cluster file system capability on the Windows and Linux platforms. When using RAC and Standard Edition, the maximum number of processors per cluster is 4.

Oracle Partitioning

Oracle Partitioning enhances the data management environment for OLTP, data mart, data warehouse, and content management applications by adding significant manageability, availability, and performance capabilities to large underlying database tables and indexes. Oracle Partitioning lets you store large tables as individually managed smaller pieces, while retaining a single application-level view of the data. Range, hash, list, and composite (range combined with hash and range combined with list) partitioning methods are supported.

Oracle Data Mining

Oracle Data Mining enables companies to build advanced business intelligence applications that mine corporate databases, reveal new patterns and relationships, and integrate that information into business applications. This option embeds data mining functionality into Oracle Database for making classifications, predictions, and associations. All model-building, scoring, and metadata management operations are accessible by way of either a Java or PL/SQL API.

Oracle Advanced Security

Oracle Advanced Security provides network encryption and a complete suite of strong authentication services to Oracle Database. Network encryption is implemented using industry-standard data encryption and data integrity algorithms. This feature provides a choice of algorithms and cipher strengths for deployment. Strong authentication services support a comprehensive suite of industry-standard third-party authentication options. The authentication options include single sign-on services to the Oracle Database by interoperating with existing authentication frameworks and two-factor authentication choices such as smart cards and token cards.

Users wishing to use Enterprise User Security in Oracle Database Enterprise Edition no longer need to license the Oracle Advanced Security Option for password-based authentication. However, they must license the Oracle Identity Management Option, which includes Oracle Internet Directory (OID). Users wishing to use stronger authentication alternatives (such as Kerberos or PKI) for Enterprise User Security must license Oracle Advanced Security and Oracle Identity Management. Oracle Identity Management is an option to the Oracle Application Server 10g Standard Edition product. Any Oracle Advanced Security licenses purchased on or before January 31, 2004, have restricted use of the Oracle Identity Management option to support enterprise user security. Please contact your Oracle sales representative for additional information.

Oracle Label Security

Oracle Label Security provides sophisticated and flexible security based on row labels for fine-grained access control. This option employs labeling concepts used by government, defense, and commercial organizations to protect sensitive information and provide data separation. It includes a powerful tool to manage policies, labels, and user label authorizations.

By default, Oracle Label Security is configured to use Oracle Database for all policy management. Users interested in centralized policy management using the Oracle Identity Management infrastructure must additionally license Oracle Identity Management. Please contact your Oracle sales representative for additional information.

Oracle On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)

Oracle OLAP is a scalable, high-performance calculation engine with fully integrated management and administration for delivering analytic applications. Fully integrated in the database, this option provides a complete set of analytic functions. Predictive analysis can be used, for example, to forecast market trends, predict product manufacturing requirements, and build enterprise budgeting and financial analysis systems. Using complex, multidimensional queries and calculations, information such as market shares and net present value can be derived. The Java OLAP API provides efficient object-orientation for building applications that require complex analytic queries.

Oracle Spatial

Oracle Spatial enables users and application developers to integrate their spatial data seamlessly into enterprise applications. This option comprises an integrated set of functions and procedures that facilitate analysis based on the spatial relationships of associated data. Examples of such analysis include the proximity of store locations to customers within a given distance and sales revenue per territory. Oracle Spatial manages spatial data in an industry-standard database, resulting in application integration that takes place at the server. This enables vendor tools and applications to access spatial data directly from Oracle Database, providing interoperability and minimizing cost.

Oracle Management Packs

The sections that follow describe the Oracle management packs. The management packs can be purchased only with Enterprise Edition. The features in these packs are accessible through Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, and APIs provided with Oracle Database software.

Oracle Change Management Pack

The Oracle Change Management Pack enables database administrators to make complex changes to schema objects safely, track changes to schemas and databases over time, make copies of schemas or objects, and compare and synchronize schemas and databases. With Oracle Change Management, you can:

Oracle Diagnostic Pack

The Oracle Diagnostic Pack provides automatic performance diagnostic and advanced system monitoring functionality. The Diagnostic Pack includes the following features:

In order to use the features listed above, you must purchase licenses to the Diagnostic Pack. The list that follows itemizes the Enterprise Manager links and the database server APIs and command-line interfaces that require licensing of the Diagnostic Pack.

Oracle Tuning Pack

The Oracle Tuning Pack provides database administrators with expert performance management for the Oracle environment, including SQL tuning and storage optimizations. The Oracle Diagnostic Pack is a prerequisite product to the Oracle Tuning Pack. Therefore, to use the Tuning Pack, you must also have a Diagnostic Pack. The Tuning Pack includes the following features:

In order to use the features listed above, you must purchase licenses to the Tuning Pack. The lists that follow itemize the Enterprise Manager links and the PL/SQL packages that require licensing of the Tuning Pack.

Oracle Configuration Management Pack

The Oracle Configuration Management Pack enables database administrators to track hardware and software configuration information for hosts and databases managed by Enterprise Manager. That information can then be browsed, searched, compared, exported, and tracked historically. The pack also offers policy management and patch management capabilities based on the configuration information. Finally, to facilitate deployments, cloning functionality for database instance and Oracle home is also provided. The Configuration Management Pack includes the following features:

In order to use the features listed above, you must purchase licenses to the Configuration Management Pack. The lists that follow itemize the Enterprise Manager links that require licensing of the Configuration Management Pack.

Other Oracle Products

In addition to the options and packs described in this chapter, Oracle provides two additional products for specific customer environments.

Oracle Programmer

Oracle Programmer is a separate Oracle product that provides a programmatic interface to any edition of Oracle Database for application programmers. Programmer provides a rich set of interfaces for developers who build enterprise applications that access and manipulate Oracle Database. This product is licensed separately from the Oracle Database products. Oracle Programmer is a family of the following products:

  • Three embedded SQL-style interfaces: precompilers, SQL*Module, and SQLJ

  • Four call-level interfaces: Oracle Call Interface (OCI), Oracle C++ Call Interface (OCCI), ODBC, and JDBC

  • Two COM data access interfaces: Oracle Objects for OLE (OO4O) and Oracle Provider for OLE DB

  • Microsoft .Net support: Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET), OLE DB .NET, and ODBC .NET

  • Two utilities to generate host-language bindings from database schemas: Object Type Translator and JPub

Oracle Database Lite

Oracle Database Lite provides efficient, reliable, and secure data management for applications running locally on mobile and small-footprint devices (handhelds, laptops, communicators, and so forth). Oracle Database Lite supports scalable synchronization of data between devices and any Oracle Database while offering complete management of users, devices, and applications. Oracle Database Lite requires a minimum of one Named User Plus license or the total number of actual users, whichever is greater.