|Oracle® Database Licensing Information
10g Release 1 (10.1)
Part Number B13552-01
This chapter describes the four Oracle Database editions and the features available with those editions. It contains the following sections:
Oracle Database is available in four editions, each suitable for different development and deployment scenarios. Oracle also offers several database options, packs, and other products that enhance the capabilities of Oracle Database for specific application purposes. This section describes the Oracle Database editions. The database enhancement products are described in Chapter 2, " Options and Packs ".
Oracle Database Standard Edition One delivers unprecedented ease of use, power, and performance for workgroup, department-level, and Web applications. From single-server environments for small business to highly distributed branch environments, Oracle Database Standard Edition One includes all the facilities necessary to build business-critical applications. Standard Edition One can only be licensed on servers with a maximum capacity of two processors.
Oracle Database Standard Edition delivers the unprecedented ease of use, power, and performance of Standard Edition One, with support for larger machines and clustering of services with Real Application Clusters. Oracle Database Standard Edition can be licensed on single servers or server clusters that have a maximum capacity of four processors. Real Application Clusters is not included in the Standard Edition of releases prior to Oracle Database 10g, nor is it an available option with those earlier releases.
When used in a clustered server environment, Oracle Database Standard Edition requires the use of Oracle Cluster Ready Services (CRS). Third-party clusterware management solutions are not supported. In addition, Automatic Storage Management (ASM) must be used to manage the data stored in Oracle Database. Third-party volume managers and file systems are not supported for this purpose. CRS and ASM are required in a clustered server environment in order to facilitate the installation, configuration, and support of Real Application Clusters on Standard Edition.
Oracle Database Enterprise Edition provides the performance, availability, scalability, and security required for mission-critical applications such as high-volume online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, query-intensive data warehouses, and demanding Internet applications. Oracle Database Enterprise Edition contains all of the components of Oracle Database, and can be further enhanced with the purchase of the options and packs described in Chapter 2, " Options and Packs ".
Oracle Database Personal Edition supports single-user development and deployment environments that require full compatibility with Oracle Database Standard Edition One, Oracle Database Standard Edition, and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.
Personal Edition includes all of the components that are included with Enterprise Edition, as well as all of the options that are available with Enterprise Edition, with the exception of the Oracle Real Application Clusters option, which cannot be used with Personal Edition. Personal Edition is available on Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit versions). The Management Packs are not included in Personal Edition.
Table 1-1 lists the features that are not available with Standard Edition or Standard Edition One. This table can help you understand the difference between the editions and determine whether you require Enterprise Edition (or Personal Edition for a single-user environment) for the features you need in your business.
Table 1-1 Features Not Available with Oracle Database Standard Edition or Standard Edition One
|Area and Feature||Comments|
|Oracle Data Guard||Data Guard provides a comprehensive set of services that create, maintain, manage, and monitor one or more standby databases to enable a production Oracle Database to survive disasters and data corruption.|
|Fast-start fault recovery||This feature provides fast and predictable recovery from system failures.|
|Online operations||The following online operations are not included with Standard Edition or Standard Edition One:
|Backup and recovery||The following backup and recovery features are not included with Standard Edition or Standard Edition One:
|Oracle Flashback features||The following Oracle Flashback features are not part of Standard Edition or Standard Edition One:
|Oracle Advanced Security||This option is described in "Oracle Advanced Security".|
|Oracle Label Security||This option is described in "Oracle Label Security".|
|Virtual Private Database||This feature provides functionality to create security policies that implement row-level security.|
|Fine-grained auditing||This features allows the monitoring of database access based on the content of the data accessed.|
|Enterprise User Security||This features allows the definition of enterprise users and roles.|
|N-tier authentication authorization||This feature preserves client identity throughout all tiers.|
|Oracle Change Management Pack||This pack is described in "Oracle Change Management Pack".|
|Oracle Configuration Management Pack||This pack is described in "Oracle Configuration Management Pack".|
|Oracle Diagnostic Pack||This pack is described in "Oracle Diagnostic Pack".|
|Oracle Tuning Pack||This pack is described in "Oracle Tuning Pack".|
|Database Resource Manager||Database Resource Manager gives Oracle Database more control over resource management decisions, circumventing problems arising from inefficient operating system management.|
|VLDB, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence|
|Oracle Partitioning||This option is described in "Oracle Partitioning".|
|Oracle OLAP||This option is described in "Oracle On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)".|
|Oracle Data Mining||This option is described in "Oracle Data Mining".|
|Data compression||This feature provides the ability to compress tables and partitions.|
|Bitmapped index and bitmapped join index||This feature provides an index type commonly used in data warehouses for columns with low cardinality, such as 'Y' or 'N', to dramatically improve performance gains in a data warehouse application.|
|Export transportable tablespace||Import transportable tablespace, including cross-platform transport, is included with Standard Edition and Standard Edition One, but export transportable tablespace is not included.|
|Asynchronous change data capture||This feature provides a framework for capturing change data, publishing it, and enabling applications to subscribe to the change data in a controlled fashion. Change capture occurs asynchronously based on the information in the Oracle redo logs.|
|Summary management||Summary management consists of mechanisms to define materialized views and dimensions, refresh and query rewrite mechanisms, and a collection of materialized view analysis and advisory functions and procedures in the |
|Parallel query||Oracle Database transparently distributes query execution across multiple processes, resulting in excellent performance.|
|Parallel DML||This feature no longer requires the Oracle Partitioning option. DML operations are transparently divided across multiple processes.|
|Parallel index build||Indexes can be created using parallel processes, significantly improving performance of the operation.|
|Parallel statistics gathering||--|
|Parallel Data Pump export and import||The new Data Pump Export and Import utilities can each be run in parallel, resulting in better performance in loading and unloading data and metadata.|
|Parallel text index creation||--|
|Parallel backup and recovery||--|
|Oracle Streams||Message queuing and apply features of Oracle Streams are available in Standard Edition and Standard Edition One, but change capture is available only in Enterprise Edition.|
|Advanced Replication (multimaster)||Basic replication (which is available with Standard Edition and Standard Edition One) provides support for read-only and updatable materialized views (for replication) and multitier materialized views. Standard Edition and Standard Edition One databases can also act as a master site for materialized views, but cannot participate in multimaster replication.|
|Oracle Messaging Gateway||Oracle Messaging Gateway consists of an administration package for gateway configuration and management and a gateway agent that processes propagation.|
|Connection Manager||This feature provides multiplexing, multiprotocol connectivity, and network access control.|
|Multiprotocol connectivity||This feature bridges Oracle Net Services communities of users that use different network protocols such as SPX/IPX, TCP/IP, or LU6.2.|
|High-speed Infiniband network support||Oracle protocol support now includes support for the industry-standard Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP) for Infiniband high-speed networks. The SDP protocol is a high-speed communication protocol that speeds up performance of client/server and server/server connections. By using SDP, applications place most of the messaging burden upon the network interface card, freeing the CPU for other tasks.|
|Oracle Spatial||This option is described in "Oracle Spatial".|
The following features related to application development are included in the Standard Edition but are available only on Windows platforms:
Microsoft Transaction Server/COM+ integration
Oracle OLE DB Provider
Oracle Objects for OLE (OO4O)
OLE DB .NET and ODBC .NET support
Native .NET Data Provider - ODP .NET
The following restricted-use licenses are included with Oracle Database 10g in the editions indicated:
A restricted-use license for Oracle Internet Directory (OID), a component of Oracle Identity Management, is included with all editions if users use the Directory Naming feature to configure Oracle Net Services. OID may not be used or deployed for other uses. Please contact your Oracle sales representative for additional information on Oracle Identity Management.
For OS/390 implementations of Enterprise Edition, use of either Access Manager for CICS or Access Manager for IMS/TM is included.
A restricted-use license for Oracle Application Server Containers for J2EE (OC4J) is included with all editions. This embedded version is provided solely to support Oracle Enterprise Manager (Database and Grid Control), Advanced Queuing Servlet, iSQL*Plus, Ultra Search, and Workflow, and may not be used or deployed for other uses.
Oracle Database Standard Edition One, Oracle Database Standard Edition, and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition can be licensed with the Named User Plus metric and/or the Processor metric. Oracle Database Personal Edition can be licensed only using the Named User Plus metric.
This metric is defined as an individual authorized by you to use the programs which are installed on a single server or multiple servers, regardless of whether the individual is actively using the programs at any given time. A non-human-operated device will be counted as a named user plus in addition to all individuals authorized to use the programs, if such device can access the programs. If multiplexing hardware or software (for example, a TP monitor or a web server product) is used, this number must be measured at the multiplexing front end. Automated batching of data from computer to computer is permitted.
This metric is defined as all processors where the Oracle Programs are installed and/or running. Programs licensed on a Processor basis may be accessed by your internal users (including agents and contractors) and by your third-party users.
If licensing by Named User Plus, the minimum is 5.
If licensing by Named User Plus, the minimum is 5.
If licensing by Named User Plus, the minimum is 25 Named User Plus licenses per processor. Also, the Database Enterprise Edition options and Enterprise Managers must match the number of licenses of the associated Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. "Associated database" is defined as the database(s) which is (are) being managed by this option.
Oracle Database Personal Edition requires exactly one Named User Plus license.