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 eligible Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (Oracle IaaS) and Platform as a Service (Oracle PaaS) services.

    See Requesting and Managing Free Oracle Cloud Promotions in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

  • 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 and Buying an Oracle Cloud Subscription in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

  • Non-metered subscription (no longer available)

    A non-metered subscription has a fixed monthly charge.

    See Buying 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 type

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

  • Traditional metered subscription

    In a metered subscription, you are only charged for the resources you use per month.

    See Buying a Traditional Metered Subscription to an Oracle Cloud Service in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

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.