4 Oracle Tuxedo Licensing

This chapter describes licensing for Oracle Tuxedo and add-on products.

4.1 The Oracle Tuxedo Product Family

The Oracle Tuxedo product family comprises of following components:

Oracle Tuxedo: Oracle Tuxedo provides infrastructure for building C/C++/COBOL based, high performance, transactional applications in heterogeneous environment that extend from the Web to the Enterprise. Using Oracle Tuxedo, users can develop, manage, and deploy distributed applications independently of the underlying hardware, operating system, network, and database environment.

Tuxedo installer can be used to install various servers and clients components of Tuxedo as follows:

Server components:

  • Oracle Application-to-Transaction Monitor Interface (ATMI) server software

  • Oracle Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) C++ server software

  • Oracle SALT

  • Oracle Jolt server software

  • Oracle SNMP Agent software

  • Oracle Tuxedo Administration Console software

  • Oracle TSAM Agent

  • Link-Level Encryption (LLE) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software

Client components:

  • Oracle ATMI Workstation (/WS) client software

  • Oracle CORBA C++ client software—includes the C++ client Object Request Broker (ORB) and the environmental objects

  • Oracle Jolt client software

  • Tuxedo.NET Workstation client software

  • LLE and SSL encryption software

Oracle Tuxedo installer can also be used to install Oracle Jolt, Oracle SALT and Oracle TSAM product components. Note that Oracle Tuxedo license does not allow use of these components. Each of these components (Oracle Jolt, Oracle SALT and Oracle TSAM) must be licensed separately as described below.

Oracle Jolt: Oracle Jolt provides Java-based client API to access the Oracle Tuxedo application services extending functionality of existing Tuxedo applications to Intranet- and Internet-wide availability. Jolt client API can be used in standalone mode or from within an application server, such as Oracle WebLogic server.

Oracle Service Architecture Leveraging Tuxedo (SALT): Oracle SALT enables access to Tuxedo services as Web services as well as enables Tuxedo applications to access Web services hosted outside of Tuxedo domain. SALT provides easy to use, configuration driven model, without requiring any programming.

Oracle Tuxedo System and Applications Monitor (TSAM): Oracle TSAM monitors system and application servers, application transactions and provides end-to-end performance data and relevant statistics. TSAM reports collected data, such as service response times, utilization, SLA violations, through a centralized Web-based console.

You must run a TSAM agent on each node that you want to monitor and manage through TSAM Manager. Each such agent must be licensed. You can run one or more instances of the TSAM Manager and its Console without any additional license.

Oracle Tuxedo Mainframe Adapters (SNA, TCP and OSITP): Tuxedo Mainframe Adapters provides bi-directional, transactional connectivity between Tuxedo and CICS/IMS services running on the IBM mainframes and/or Unisys mainframes. These adapters support automatic data conversion to and from HOST formats.