Oracle License Review & Optimisation

MANAGE ORACLE LICENSING RISK WITH LICENSE REVIEW PLANNING FROM THE DATABASE EXPERTS.

Oracle licensing experts

Oracle licensing experts

Oracle is a highly flexible performance platform for enterprise organisations, but licensing can quickly become a major risk factor. An Oracle License Review helps ensure ongoing compliance.

Oracle is a highly flexible performance platform for enterprise organisations, but licensing can quickly become a major risk factor. An Oracle License Review helps ensure ongoing compliance.
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Have you received an Oracle audit request?

If you have been contacted by Oracle License Management Services (LMS) or Global Licensing and Advisory Services (GLAS) and have not recently conducted a review of your estate’s oracle licensing, then it’s essential to take action immediately. 

Do not panic, but do not ignore the audit letter* either. Instead, consult with an independent expert such as Xynomix. Our experts can assist in establishing any potential risk of non-compliance and recommend swift remedial actions.

In the event that your audit is imminent, Xynomix can provide you with enhanced support and guidance. We’ll even negotiate with Oracle LMS/GLAS on your behalf, using our expert knowledge and strong relationship with Oracle to get the best deal possible.

*It is worth noting that an authentic audit letter will only ever come directly from Oracle LMS or GLAS – never from an outside third party.

Key Oracle licensing risk factors

Over time, business needs inevitably change and the impressive flexibility of Oracle database architecture allows you to meet those needs as soon as they arise.

However, organisations can easily find themselves at risk of accidental non-compliance with Oracle licensing rules due to a large range of factors, with fines in excess of hundreds of thousands of pounds and – in many cases – even millions.

Keeping abreast of licensing metrics that may have changed from initial purchase, reducing licence sprawl, ensuring correct support fees, optimising for the cloud, and utilising your licences whilst remaining compliant, is a complex area of risk.

Organisations deploying VMware are at particular risk of heavy non-compliance bills, due to the complexities associated with virtual machines and how Oracle views them.

Xynomix provides clear and concise information on your Oracle licensing, your exposure to risk, and – as an extension of your business team – we function as the essential interface between Oracle and yourselves, should the need to resolve any licensing negotiations arise.

How our Oracle License Review works

Only Oracle can pronounce the result of an audit, but Xynomix’s Oracle License Review of your estate mirrors the specific doctrines of Oracle’s audit process. This means we can deliver highly in-depth reporting of your overall database estate. 

The aims of our Oracle License Review are to discover, gather, and review Oracle software licensing information and compare this against your hardware configuration, supported CSI (customer support identifier) numbers, and Oracle Org Reports. 

Our team looks specifically for known procured licences covering the following;

  • Number of users/multiplex users
  • Named User Plus (NUPs) and processor licence metrics
  • Hardware processor and core count
  • Full Use or ASFU licences
  • Highwatermark exceptions
  • Database options installed (i.e. Advanced Data Guard)

Our bespoke Oracle License Review maps this information against supported or purchased licences and collates usage of Oracle Programs, allowing us to highlight any areas of concern or potential risk to your organisation.

The results of these reports serve as informative guidance in the event that Oracle performs a license audit.

There are also many cases where organisations are actually over-licensed. Our database experts can identify opportunities for license optimisation and cost reductions, which can result in some very significant savings.

Oracle License Audit Protection Strategy

Step-by-step guide for Oracle Audit requests from LMS or GLAS.
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Oracle License Audit Protection Strategy

Step-by-step guide for Oracle Audit requests from LMS or GLAS.
How will your company react to an audit request from Oracle?
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