News on Oracle Database STANDARD EDITION 12.1.0.2

Standard EditionJust fyi in case you had bookmarked this blog post or found a link to it:

Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Standard Edition (SE2) is now available for download.

Please find the updated information here:
https://blogs.oracle.com/UPGRADE/entry/oracle_12_1_0_22

--Mike


Comments:

Hi Mike,

Any news on the release date or new licensing terms?

Cheers, Markus

Posted by Markus on July 27, 2015 at 10:52 AM CEST #

No - unfortunately not.

I will publish an update as soon as possible.

Thanks
Mike

Posted by Mike on July 27, 2015 at 10:55 AM CEST #

Hi Mike,

Is it possible to tell us a tentative release date ?

Thanks,
Fazz

Posted by guest on August 04, 2015 at 02:36 PM CEST #

Sorry, I can't - not in my hands.
But I'll announce it as soon as soon as there are news.

Cheers
Mike

Posted by Mike on August 05, 2015 at 04:33 PM CEST #

Hi Mike,

Any idea when more info wil be released on the license terms?

Best,

Chris

Posted by Chris on August 11, 2015 at 10:37 AM CEST #

Chris,

sorry, not in my hands. But MOS Note: 1905806.1 says Q3CY2015 - which would be until Sept 30, 2015.

Again, sorry for any inconvenience - but it's not in my hands.

Thanks
Mike

Posted by Mike on August 14, 2015 at 05:34 PM CEST #

Any news release date SE2 ?

Posted by guest on August 25, 2015 at 01:49 PM CEST #

Stay tuned :-)

Mike

Posted by Mike on September 01, 2015 at 09:49 AM CEST #

Oracle SE2 is available !
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html

Best regards,
Gery Pannequin, DIGORA

Posted by guest on September 01, 2015 at 11:13 PM CEST #

Oracle SE2 is available.

Mike, how does the license agreement look like? Sockets, Support,...

Regards, Markus

Posted by Markus on September 02, 2015 at 10:08 AM CEST #

Excerpt from the Oracle Listed Licensing Doc (http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/databaselicensing-070584.pdf) -

Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 may only be licensed on servers that have a maximum capacity of 2 sockets.

When used with Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 may only be licensed on a maximum of 2 one-socket servers. In addition, notwithstanding any provision in Your Oracle license agreement to the contrary, each Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 database may use a maximum of 16 CPU threads at any time.

When used with Oracle Real Application Clusters, each Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 database may use a maximum of 8 CPU threads per instance at any time. The minimums when licensing by Named User Plus (NUP) metric are 10 NUP licenses per server.

Posted by Kishore on September 14, 2015 at 08:26 AM CEST #

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Posted by Claus on September 18, 2015 at 08:35 AM CEST #

Hi Mike,

Thank you for the updates. I have few of questions about the licensing.

1) Which license do we have to purchase to use 12.1.0.2 SE ? Is it Standard Edition or Standard edition 2.

2) If answer to 1 is SE2. Then what Oracle SE DB version does the Standard Edition 2 license applies to ? Only 12.1.0.2 SE or 12.1.0.1 and previous versions ?

3) It is mentioned we can use upto a maximum of 8 CPU thread per instance at a time in a RAC setup. So using an 8 core Intel processor with HT disabled is valid ? If we are creating 2 databases (i.e 2 instances in one node), can we use Intel 16 core cpus or 8 core cpus with HT enabled ?

Posted by Fazz on September 23, 2015 at 12:04 PM CEST #

Hi Fazz,

Oracle Standard Edition 12.1.0.2 is available only as SE2. I can't answer your 2nd question as (from the license perspective) I'm not sure. SE and SEone will still exists (but only for 12.1.0.1 and 11.2.0.4). But from the tech perspective I would highly recommend you 12.1.0.2 (which will be SE2).

And regarding the thread limitation:
This has nothing to do with the CPU thread but with the parallel compute threads in the database. The database won't utilize more than 8 processes at a given time (background processes don't count). So your underlying CPU can offer as many threads as possible (for instance the most recent ones with 18 cores would offer 36 threads when HT is on. No problem at all as the database will limit the usage by itself. You don't have to do anything. The only thing which is important for RAC is that your underlying hardware has to have either only 1 socket (which is very rare nowadays) or only 1 socket physically populated or only 1 socket presented to the OS via hard partitioning with for instance Oracle VM.

Hope this helps - cheers
Mike

Posted by Mike on September 23, 2015 at 03:00 PM CEST #

Thank you for the response Mike ... :)

Posted by Fazz on September 24, 2015 at 11:38 AM CEST #

Hi Team, could you let me know if the newest edition for Oracle Database standard 2 is available for 11g version? could i make a downgrade?

Regards

Posted by Eduardo Belaunzaran on December 19, 2015 at 01:26 AM CET #

Eduardo,

please refer to:
https://blogs.oracle.com/UPGRADE/entry/se2_some_questions_some_answers

Q:
Are there plans to release Oracle 12.1.0.2 SE/SE1?
A:
Oracle Standard Edition 12.1.0.2 will be offered as SE2 only.

And yes, you can downgrade if this is required.

Posted by Mike on December 21, 2015 at 01:46 PM CET #

Hello where to find license rules for Oracle 12 version 2 standard Edision.

about vmware cluster comprising of 2 machine, would like to find something about the number of CPU cores and there should be such a cluster.

there is a metalink note about this ??

Posted by guest on October 11, 2016 at 03:51 PM CEST #

Please click on the link in this blog post - that's why I put it there ;-)

It will guide you to:
https://blogs.oracle.com/UPGRADE/entry/oracle_12_1_0_22

which has:
http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/databaselicensing-070584.pdf

And when you scroll down in this blog post you'll find a good number of (hopefully) useful links at the end, including:
https://blogs.oracle.com/UPGRADE/entry/se2_some_questions_some_answers

Cheers
Mike

Posted by Mike on October 11, 2016 at 04:22 PM CEST #

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