About Oracle SOA Cloud Service Subscriptions and Licenses

Not Oracle Cloud at Customer This topic does not apply to Oracle Cloud at Customer.

Oracle SOA Cloud Service supports multiple subscription types. There are also opportunities to reuse existing on-premises licenses with Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

For subscription and license prices, see https://cloud.oracle.com/java/pricing.


You can obtain subscriptions to Oracle SOA Cloud Service in several different ways.

  • Free Promotion subscription

    You can sign up for a 30–day Oracle Cloud promotion and receive free credits. This promotion applies to eligibleOracle Cloud Infrastructure services.

    See Request and Manage Free Oracle Cloud Promotions in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

  • Universal Credits subscription

    In the Universal Credits subscription model, you commit to pay a certain amount up-front annually, based on a monthly cost estimate.

    See About Universal Credits in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation..

  • Metered Services, Prepaid

    With the metered service offerings, you’re billed in arrears based on your actual usage. You can purchase our metered Cloud services from Oracle Store or by contacting Oracle Sales.

    See Buy a Prepaid Metered Subscription to an Oracle Cloud Service in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

  • Nonmetered subscription (no longer available)

    With the nonmetered service offerings, you pay for a set amount of users over the course of the service period. You’re billed up front based on that committed quantity.

    See Buy a Nonmetered Subscription to an Oracle Cloud Service in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

  • Government subscription

    A non-metered subscription designed for government customers. You buy resources for each service separately and access only those services you’ve purchased. Supports the Bring Your Own License licensing type.

    See Billing Models Offered in Infrastructure and Platform Services (IaaS/PaaS) Billing Guide.

Leveraging On-Premises Licenses

You may also be able to activate the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) version of Oracle SOA Cloud Service and be charged the BYOL rate for the activated Oracle SOA Cloud Service provided that you have sufficient supported on-premises licenses as required and specified in the Service Description for Oracle PaaS.

For the processor conversion ratios and license requirements, go to the Cloud Services Service Descriptions page and click the link to the Oracle PaaS and IaaS Universal Credits Service Descriptions PDF.

You can verify that an instance is being charged the BYOL rate by checking its status on the Oracle SOA Cloud Service Instance Overview page. Click the turner icon next to the instance name, if it is being charged the BYOL rate the Bring Your Own License field appears with the True check mark icon next to it.