Oracle RAC license
In short, Oracle RAC license is for is an enterprise edition option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. It is an add-on license. You need to license RAC the same way as you do the database license if it’s a processor license or named user plus. You also must have the same quantity as the database license on which the server is running.
What is Oracle RAC?
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) is a feature of the Oracle Database software that allows multiple computers to run Oracle software simultaneously while accessing a single database. This allows the database to be distributed across the computers, providing both scalability and availability.
With Oracle RAC, multiple computers (called nodes) work together to provide a highly available and scalable database. Each node runs the Oracle software and has access to the shared storage that contains the database. If one node fails, the other nodes can continue processing requests, ensuring that the database remains available.
RAC can be used in a variety of environments, including on-premises and cloud deployments. It is particularly useful for applications that require high availability and can benefit from being able to scale out the database across multiple computers.
Benefits of Oracle RAC:
- High availability: Because multiple computers are running the database, if one node fails, the other nodes can continue processing requests, ensuring that the database remains available.
- Scalability: RAC allows the database to be distributed across multiple computers, which can help improve performance and scalability.
- Load balancing: RAC can automatically distribute database requests across multiple nodes, improving the overall performance of the database.
- Improved performance: RAC can improve the performance of the database by allowing multiple nodes to process requests simultaneously.
- Ease of management: RAC provides a single point of control for managing the database, making it easier to administer and maintain.
- Cost savings: RAC can help reduce hardware and software costs by allowing multiple computers to share a single database.
- Flexibility: RAC can be used in a variety of environments, including on-premises and cloud deployments. It can also be used with a variety of operating systems and hardware platforms.
Oracle RAC licensing Facts and license costs
- Oracle RAC can be licensed either by a named user plus or processor license.
- Oracle RAC license cost for a processor is $ 23,000
- Oracle RAC license cost for named user plus is $ 460 per named user.
- If your license with named user plus, you must have at least 25 user licenses per minimum.
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