Businesses turn to technology to solve a host of problems as they face standard budget cuts and employee turnover. In this unprecedented economic climate, it's crucial to work efficiently. Your Oracle environment is an expensive mix of hardware and software. You want to make sure that you're getting the most out of your investment. That's what Vendita's Oracle License Management Service is all about.
What is Oracle License Management?
As we have previously touched on, LMS is all about maximizing the ROI from your Oracle assets. This can mean re-architecting, getting rid of old licenses and applications, or adding new ones to optimize what you're currently using or to stay in/move into compliance.
This is called "right-sizing" your environment. This is our bread and butter here at Vendita.
A Real-World Example
Most organizations that use Oracle databases take great care to avoid using features that require a purchased license to use. Despite these efforts, licensed features are often inadvertently used resulting in liabilities for these organizations.
For example, Oracle advanced compression can drastically reduce the amount of space used on a file system to store RMAN backups. A DBA consultant, tasked with making RMAN backups complete successfully, with limited space allocated on file system storage, uses advanced compression to solve this problem, without realizing advanced compression must be licensed.
Another common scenario involves DBAs who used features like ADDR reports to solve performance issues on an Oracle database without realizing that this feature requires a diagnostics license.
These seemingly innocent mistakes can expose organizations to unexpected financial liabilities during an Oracle license audit. Monitoring licensed feature usage on an Oracle database can be an arduous task, and even with significant research, DBAs tasked with monitoring licensed feature usage may not be examining correct licensed usage data.
How deep of an understanding do you have of your environment and what's running in it? Could it be better? Is there waste? Inefficiencies?
Vendita's team of experts has decades of experience working with licensing issues, offering consulting services, including contract negotiation, licensing resolution, and technical expertise to support your business with common challenges related to compliance and other pain points. Additionally, we understand Oracle environments and architectures like none other.
Not only can Vendita provide support with compliance issues through the MAS tool, but we can also help you procure the software licenses and support services to resolve those issues. We'll help you get the most out of your Oracle investments. To learn more about how our team can support your Oracle licensing needs, contact one of our experts today.