We have received a number of questions about the Oracle NoSQL Database licensing policy, so we wanted to clear things up.
News: As of Oracle NoSQL Database Version 4.3, a new edition has been announced, Oracle NoSQL Database Basic Edition. Oracle NoSQL Database Basic Edition is available for all organizations that have an Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (DBEE) license. Oracle NoSQL Database Basic Edition may be run on the same OCPUs or unused (but licensed) OCPUs as DBEE. For a more complete discussion of Oracle NoSQL Database Basic Edition, take a look at our FAQ.
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Oracle NoSQL Database consists of three versions, each with a client and server license. The three versions of the distribution are commonly referred to as the Basic Edition (BE)< Community Edition (CE) and the Enterprise Edition (EE). Each version contains a client license (where the application runs) and the server license (where the application data is stored).
Enterprise Edition (EE):
Community Edition (CE):
Apache License – The
details can be found at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt.
GNU Affero General
Public License (AGPL) Version 3 – Details on this license can be found at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/nosqldb/documentation/nosql-db-agpl-license-1432845.txt