Artikelen gelabeld: cost savings

Oracle LMS response to licensing on VMware


Last week I was in London to attend the UK Oracle User Group licensing event. After a number of sessions with excellent material leading to very interesting discussions (one was showing – with permission – some of my own content, with the comment that it saved this customer “a shitload [...]

Oracle on VMware: Caging the license dragon


Virtualizing databases has huge financial and operational benefits – in particular with Oracle, where physically deployed database servers are typically heavily under-utilized which leads to huge over-spending on license cost. Of course poor efficiency on database servers leads to higher processing requirements, to higher number of CPUs purchased, and in turn [...]

Baking a cake: trading CPU for IO?


Sometimes I hear people claim that by using faster storage, you can save on database licenses. True or false? The idea is that many database servers are suffering from IO wait – which actually means that the processors are waiting for data to be transferred to or from storage – and [...]

Oracle, VMware and sub-server partitioning


Last week (during EMC world) a discussion came up on Twitter around Oracle licensing and whether Oracle would support CPU affinity as a way to license subsets of a physical server these days. @sam_lucido @EMCOracle @CacheFlush is #VMware and accepted hypervisor for #oracle hard partitioning these days? thought they weren't— Andre [...]