Free GoldenGate Software? Yes, you are reading it correctly!
Oracle GoldenGate Product Management is happy to announce free GoldenGate software licenses and support on OCI Marketplace. This promotional offer is valid for a limited period of time for existing Oracle Cloud customers who have already trusted and invested in Oracle Cloud and also to new customers who are planning to migrate data to Oracle Cloud in the next many months. GoldenGate Software must be deployed using OCI Marketplace image and you will need to pay for only the basic OCI infrastructure costs (i.e. Compute, Storage, Network, etc).
You could receive a free software license and support offer for any of the three options:
In addition to the free software license for Goldengate, customers are also allowed to bring in their existing on-premises licenses under BYOL (Bring Your Own Licenses) scheme for any other use-cases. The licenses could be Term, Processor, Named User, ULA, On Prem as Subscription (ie. OpEx Model).
It is currently unknown whether the free promotion scheme will be extended beyond the announced period and pricing beyond the free promotion period is not available yet. Customers may have two options to consider:
(1) continue forward with the future GoldenGate Service which was announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 (as part of the GoldenGate roadmap session: https://www.slideshare.net/jtpollock/goldengate-and-stream-processing-with-special-guest-rakuten ), or
(2) simply license GoldenGate for whatever is running in the OCI Marketplace.
You may contact your Oracle representative 3 months prior to the expiry of the promotional offer, till then enjoy the free software and support.