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Oracle licensing for AWS and Azure

Oracle has recently published changes on how to count processors and licenses when deploying on Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The entire announcement can be read HERE. These changes apply specifically to Amazon EC2 and RDS, along with Microsoft Azure. The guidelines.. Continue


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Oracle has recently published changes on how to count processors and licenses when deploying on Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The entire announcement can be read HERE. These changes apply specifically to Amazon EC2 and RDS, along with Microsoft Azure. The guidelines are specific to whether hyper-threading is enabled on the authorized Cloud Environments. Following are the 2 main specifications from the Oracle announcement:

  • Amazon EC2 and RDS - count two vCPUs as equivalent to one Oracle Processor license if hyper-threading is enabled, and one vCPU as equivalent to one Oracle Processor license if hyper-threading is not enabled.
  • Microsoft Azure count two vCPUs as equivalent to one Oracle Processor license if hyper- threading is enabled, and one vCPU as equivalent to one Oracle Processor license if hyper- threading is not enabled.

We suggest that you review this document and make the accommodations as you architect and deploy Oracle solutions on AWS and Microsoft Azure.