You want to know how a company saved a million on Oracle Licenses within 2 days? Sometimes all pieces fit together..
A customer hired License Consulting to take a look at their Oracle environment. The investigation concluded that the company was incompliant with Named User licenses, and even after a migration, a substantial amount of processor licenses should be bought. To be precise: Oracle licenses valued at€ 1,000,925.44.
In close cooperation with the IT management organization we went out to look for alternatives to buying that many licenses. Out came several options, including a downgrades to Standard Edition, Standard Editioin One and even Microsoft SQL or MySQL. But obviously such a down / crossgrade also some at a price and risk. It was decided to stay on the Enterprise Edition database. However, the hardware and architecture was changed, resulting in a license purchase (after migration of Named User licenses) of only € 10.230,00. During that change, the databases were also upgraded to a supported version, being 10g. How do you think Oracle would have dealt with the client in the original situation?
Again, yet another customer case where the customer was able to eliminate a compliance risk by pro-actively seeking for their own imperfections.
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