There are a variety of reasons to upgrade your E-Business Suite Release 11i environment to the 10.2.0.3 database. You might be upgrading because Premier Support for the 9iR2 database ended in July 2007. You might be upgrading in preparation for your move to E-Business Suite Release 12.
Regardless of your motivation for doing so, you will have noticed that this upgrade requires two database options: Oracle Data Mining and OLAP. These prerequisites are required even if you do not use any Applications products that depend on these options. Some questions have been raised about whether these prerequisites trigger additional licencing fees for customers in that situation.
Don't Worry, Be Happy
We've just clarified our documentation to reassure you that restricted use licences for these products are included with the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition for the purposes of upgrading an E-Business Suite database. In other words, if you don't already have OLAP or Oracle Data Mining installed, you don't have to purchase additional licences for these database options just to perform an upgrade.
We've just published clarifications about these restricted use licences in the following documents: