Thursday Jul 18, 2013

clarify oracle linux and oracle clusterware

Someone forwarded a document to me earlier today that had Some Company make a statement that implied that Oracle Clusterware was not free with Oracle Linux. I found it sort of amuzing because I think we've been rather clear on this for quite some time.

So let me spell it out to make sure it's very, very clear.

When a customer purchases Oracle Linux support subscriptions (Basic, Basic Limited, Premier, Premier Limited) or purchases an Oracle x86 server with Support, they have the full right-to-use included for Oracle Clusterware without any additional fees. There is no requirement to have another Oracle product in this cluster. There is no additional fee for a high availability option for Oracle Linux, it's included.

This Clusterware is the software used as part of Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) and is a very solid highly scalable, feature-rich clusterware. You can write your own extentions for your own applications or use some of the existing extentions out there for other apps.

There is no additional fee. In fact you can see this on the clusterware homepage as well.

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Wim Coekaerts is the Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering for Oracle. He is responsible for Oracle's complete desktop to data center virtualization product line and the Oracle Linux support program.

You can follow him on Twitter at @wimcoekaerts

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