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Does Oracle E-Business Suite Require Oracle Database Enterprise Edition?

Steven Chan
Senior Director

Yes.  All versions of Oracle E-Business Suite require Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.  Oracle Database Enterprise Edition is a mandatory requirement for EBS 12.2, 12.1 and older EBS releases. This applies to all Oracle Database releases, including Database 12.1, 11.2, and older Database releases certified with EBS.

It is not possible to run Oracle E-Business Suite with other Oracle Database editions, including:

  • Oracle Database Standard Edition One (Database SE1)
  • Oracle Database Standard Edition (Database SE)
  • Oracle Database Express Edition (Database XE)
  • Oracle Database Personal Edition (Database PE)

Why is Oracle Database Enterprise Edition a mandatory prerequisite for EBS today?

The Oracle E-Business Suite is designed to support a wide range of deployment architectures, from small single-office instances to highly-secure, highly-available Global Single Instance deployments.  To support these architectures, the E-Business Suite uses a broad range of database features and extra cost options such as Advanced Queuing, Data Guard, Virtual Private Databases, Secure Application Roles, Fine-Grained Auditing, Advanced Security, Label Security, Materialized Views, Database Vault, Partitioning, OLAP, Advanced Compression, Connection Manager, and more.

Will Oracle Database Enterprise Edition always be a mandatory prerequisite?

It is expected that Oracle Database Enterprise Edition will be a mandatory prerequisite for all future Oracle E-Business Suite releases and Database release combinations.

The Enterprise Edition is the only Database edition that includes all of those components. Enterprise Edition is the only Database edition certified and supported for use with E-Business Suite environments

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

 

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Steven Chan Monday, March 12, 2018
    Hi, Dirk,

    We provide Restricted Use licenses for OLAP, Data Mining, and Spatial with all EBS licensed products. If you haven't customized any EBS functionality that touches upon those technology stack options, my understanding is that you don't need to purchase any additional licenses.

    I'm not a licensing specialist. I'd recommend following up with your Oracle account manager for more assistance with this one.

    Regards,
    Steven
  • Shiva Thursday, April 9, 2020
    Hi Steven, I understand that we need Oracle Enterprise Edition for Oracle EBS. However, in the above list I do not see the Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2), I assume this is also not supported with EBS. Can you please confirm? Thank you so much in advance!
  • Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) Monday, April 13, 2020
    Shiva,

    Thanks for the inquiry. Oracle Standard Edition 2 was a new product offerring under standard edition starting with Oracle Database 12 Release 1 (12.1.0.2). Reference:
    https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/DBLIC/editions.htm#DBLIC-GUID-60BD93ED-D100-4F84-94DC-3AAB2D466E34

    Oracle Standard Edition 2 cannot be used with Oracle E-Business Suite. Per this blog article, All versions of Oracle E-Business Suite require Oracle Enterprise Edition. Oracle Database Enterprise Edition is a mandatory requirement for EBS 12.2, 12.1 and older EBS releases. This applies to all Oracle Database releases, including Database 19c, 12.1, 11.2, and older Database releases certified with EBS.

    Note: Steven has retired from Oracle; however, the team continues the blog he started so many years ago. Please continue to monitor or subscribe to the blog for the latest updates.

    Regards,
    Elke
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