1 Oracle Big Data Appliance Software Licensing

Oracle Big Data Appliance is an engineered system optimized for acquiring, organizing, and analyzing big data. It combines optimized hardware components with new software solutions to deliver a complete big data solution.

This chapter describes the licensing and technical support of software installed on Oracle Big Data Appliance. It contains these topics:

1.1 Big Data Appliance Software Installation

Oracle Big Data Appliance software is installed in two stages:

1.1.1 Factory-Installed Image

The Oracle Linux operating system and various configuration utilities are factory-installed on Oracle Big Data Appliance servers. Your license to use them is included with your purchase of the appliance.

1.1.2 On-Site Software Installation

An Oracle Customer Service Representative downloads all applications software for Oracle Big Data Appliance. Some of this software is included in the Oracle Big Data Appliance licensing agreement, while other software is licensed separately.

You must specify whether to install separately licensed and optional software components when completing the Oracle Big Data Appliance Configuration Generation Utility.

1.2 Software Licensing

The software downloaded to Oracle Big Data Appliance is protected by these licenses:

1.2.1 Integrated Software

The following table summarizes the licensing and support of integrated software included with your purchase of Oracle Big Data Appliance. The licenses are only for use of the software on Oracle Big Data Appliance. You cannot move or copy the software to another system.

Software License Support
Oracle Linux Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Java HotSpot Virtual Machine Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Cloudera BDR Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Cloudera Impala Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Cloudera Manager Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Cloudera Navigator Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Cloudera RTD Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Cloudera Search Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Apache Spark Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
MySQL Database Standard Edition Restricted useFoot 1  Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Oracle NoSQL Database Community Edition GNU Affero General Public License Version 3 (AGPLv3) NoneFootref 1

You can purchase support from the Oracle Store at

http://shop.oracle.com

Oracle R Distribution Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems
Perfect BalanceFoot 2  Perpetual for life of hardware Oracle Premier Support for Systems or Oracle Premier Support for Operating Systems

Footnote 1 See the Oracle Software License Agreement ("SLA") and Entitlement for Hardware Systems with Integrated Software Options

Footnote 2 Oracle software for Oracle Big Data Appliance

1.2.2 Oracle Big Data SQL

The licensing for Oracle Big Data SQL is separate from Oracle Big Data Appliance.

When you purchase a license for Oracle Big Data SQL, note the following:

  • A separate license must be procured per disk per Hadoop cluster.

    Note:

    The smallest Hadoop cluster size on Oracle Big Data Appliance is a 6-node Hadoop cluster and the subsequent licensing is for 3-node increments to the Hadoop cluster.
  • All nodes within the Hadoop cluster that runs Oracle Big Data SQL must be licensed. This is based only on the Hadoop cluster size and not on the Oracle Big Data Appliance size.

  • All disks within a node that is part of a cluster running Oracle Big Data SQL must be licensed. Partial licensing within a node is not available.

  • Only the Oracle Big Data Appliance side of the Oracle Big Data SQL is licensed and no additional license is required for the database side.

  • Only an Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Exadata together enable Oracle Big Data SQL.

  • Oracle Super Cluster is not included.

1.2.3 Oracle Big Data Connectors

The licensing for Oracle Big Data Connectors is separate from Oracle Big Data Appliance. You can install Oracle Big Data Connectors on a Hadoop cluster configured on either Oracle Big Data Appliance or commodity hardware.

When you purchase a license for Oracle Big Data Connectors, that license includes all of the following components:

  • Oracle Loader for Hadoop

  • Oracle Data Integrator Application Adapter for Hadoop

  • Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop

  • Oracle SQL Connector for Hadoop Distributed File System

  • Oracle XQuery for Hadoop

Oracle Big Data Connectors must be licensed for all processors of a Hadoop cluster. When Oracle Big Data Connectors is installed on a single Hadoop cluster, it must be licensed on all processors. When Oracle Big Data Connectors is installed on multiple Hadoop clusters, it must be licensed on all processors of the clusters where the connectors are used.

For example, you might configure Oracle Big Data Appliance with three, six-node Hadoop clusters:

  • Cluster 1 uses the Oracle SQL Connector for Hadoop Distributed File System component of Oracle Big Data Connectors.

  • Cluster 2 uses the Oracle XQuery for Hadoop component of Oracle Big Data Connectors.

  • Cluster 3 does not use any component of Oracle Big Data Connectors.

For this configuration, you must license Oracle Big Data Connectors for the processors on 12 nodes (clusters 1 and 2).

The individual components are available only as part of the Oracle Big Data Connectors license. The components are not licensed individually.

Restricted Use License: Oracle Data Integrator as part of Oracle Big Data Connectors is restricted for use on Oracle Big Data Appliance with Cloudera CDH targets or Oracle NoSQL Database targets residing on Oracle Big Data Appliance. Any usage of Oracle Data Integrator outside of Oracle Big Data Appliance requires a full license for Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition.

1.2.4 Separately Licensed Software

This software requires a separate license:

  • Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition

1.2.5 Software Modifications

Modifications to the software installed on Oracle Big Data Appliance can result in a loss of warranty and support.

See the Oracle Big Data Appliance Owner's Guide for specific restrictions.