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In general, yes. Once you have an application in production, every environment (dev, test, staging, production, etc.) needed to support that application needs to be licensed. As with all licensing advice, however, you need to get it in writing from Oracle Sales. Advice from some guy on the internet holds up about as well as you might expect if there is ...


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Development edition licenses can be used to install anything that isn't production, provided that everyone that connects to the server has their own development license. MSDN licenses can be used as well if everyone has an MSDN license.


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A few things you'll want to watch out for: Changes to memory manager mean some changes to some dynamic management views - http://sqlblog.com/blogs/sqlos_team/archive/2011/01/04/sql-server-memory-manager-changes-in-denali.aspx fn_virtualfilestats no longer takes -1 for parameters - ...


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Could you post a link to the forum you're citing, I'd like to read the full context of the post. I am not a lawyer, but legally speaking you don't need a license to use MySQL community edition. They do offer a paid-for enterprise edition. There are some additional tools you get, but I think the big thing people would use that for is support. I've talked to ...


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Short answer: yes. Slightly longer answer: yes as long as you have one developer license for every person accessing the development and staging servers. From the Licensing Quick Reference Guide: The SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition is a full-function version of the SQL Server software—with all the features and capabilities of the Enterprise ...


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http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/berkeleydb/downloads/licensing-098979.html Our open source license permits you to use Berkeley DB, Berkeley DB Java Edition or Berkeley DB XML at no charge under the condition that if you use the software in an application you redistribute, the complete source code for your application must be available and freely ...


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Postgres (not Postgre) is absolutely free. You can do anything you want with it. For MySQL you will most probably need a commercial license if you plan to redistribute your application with a bundled database. Not sure if this is required if your application just needs MySQL but I think this also requires a commercial licenses because it is considered a ...


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The Oracle Software Investment Guide says the following: Test/Staging - Test/staging environments are used to verify that new or customized code runs properly. This can be staged on separate servers or on the same servers used to run a development or production environment. Any Oracle software used in test/staging environment must be ...


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In general, you can move named user licenses around so long as at any given point in time you can identify the 20 humans (or non-human licensed entities) that have access to the system. In your case, so long as there is never a point where all 40 users have access to the system, it sounds like you would be OK. Of course, as with any licensing question, you ...


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First of all, the amount of information you've just provided isn't enough to clearly understand what exacly you mean by "using MySQL for one software product". Of course, you're free to use the MySQL Community Edition along with any proprietary, closed-source products you see fit. But as I understand, your company wants to integrate the database server into ...


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Licensing is "per CPU" or "Server/Cal". Per CPU is for any number of users Server/CAL requires 1 CAL per user. Not concurrent users: any user who will use SQL Server It is all contained here in this MS PDF


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I think the information by MySQL themselves are more reliable than some stuff posted in forums. They provide general legal information and tell you when you can use a free license In short, it is if your application is distributed under a FOSS license. and when you have to buy a commercial one.


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Anybody can download and install oracle software without any installation codes being necessary. So in effect an Oracle licence is simply an entry in their Licence Management Services (LMS) database. Depending upon what you buy you will get a CSI number. In working with Oracle for more than 15 years this is all I have ever seen at customer sites: a piece of ...


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Another thing that you could do that was even more economical is to use the developer edition and then run the following query against the database before deploying: SELECT * FROM sys.dm_db_persisted_sku_features This will then tell you if you are using a feature that is not supported in all editions of SQL server, so if this returns no rows, you are ok ...


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There is certainly an economical way to do this - get an MSDN subscription. The licenses that you get allow you to use the software specifically in development and test environments. It looks like currently $1,199 would cover your needs for SQL Server (and assuming you can make use of some of the other software too), but you could always invest more to get ...


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The 'client only' means that two Express instances cannot communicate directly. They have to have a Standard instance in between acting as a forwarder. Express instances can both generate and consume messages. Messages originating on Express instances can be received on Standard or higher instances. Messages originating on Standard or higher instance can ...


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Go with standard edition, Server/CAL model. The server license is around $1800, each CAL is about $150. Only buy CAL's if you actually need them. Single CPU licence is about $5000. That model would work for you if you have 1 CPU in your server but lots of cores to actually do the work. A CPU is for the actual physical socket (unless the license model ...


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From the document, the important paragraph is: To setup a remote mirroring environment, the Oracle data files, executables, binaries and DLLs are replicated to the mirrored storage unit. Solutions like Veritas Volume Replicator, EMC SRDF, Legato Replistor, and EMS StoreEdge are used to mirror the data stored on the disk arrays. Emphasis ...


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You should call a Microsoft licensing expert and talk to them. They would be best person to resolve all your queries. Microsoft licensing is bit comlex and varies per environment. I have 2 servers and I'm looking to have the first as a Primary and the second as a mirror (as a reporting server and DR server), from what I can see on Microsoft's comparisons ...


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The correct answer for licensing questions is: contact your oracle sales representative. With Oracle you license cpu's. If your test and prod run on the same cpu's, they don't need a new license. As long as it all runs on the same cpu's, it does not matter if you have multiple databases (and instances) or run it all in one single database. Normally we don't ...


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Short version: no. Active Data Guard is an optional feature that allows you to open the standby database in read-only mode while applying logs from the primary. If you need the standby database only in case of disaster, then you don't need to buy this option.


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Yes, that's fine: All software downloads are free, and most come with a Developer License that allows you to use full versions of the products at no charge while developing and prototyping your applications, or for strictly self-educational purposes. The full Developer License can also be found on OTN, including: Oracle grants You a nonexclusive, ...


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As licenses go, PostgreSQL's BSD license is about the most permissive license you can find short of just public domain code. You are free to use it in a closed source product and distribute it without having to pay royalties or provide the source code to your product. You don't own anybody anything and you don't have to pay lawyers to look at any edge cases. ...


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You can install from the same media on another server without violating licensing; as long as the mirror secondary has equal or less processors than the primary. As long as you don't use it for active read-only connections, it doesn't need a paid license. See page 11[pdf], this is for SQL 2012, but there have been similar provisions as far back as I can ...


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Oracle database licenses are quoted per processor, not per machine. They don't care whether you have two machines with two cores each or four machines with one core each. Both equate to 4 licenses you need to purchase. For clustered installations, you need to purchase the appropriate database licenses and the RAC licenses.


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You have to install SQL Server 2008 r2 Standard edition side by side (if you want to do it on the same server) and then move the database using backup/restore method. Below is an outline of what needs to be done (if you want to do it on the same server without installing a side by side SQL 2008R2 instance). backup all database on Enterprise Edition & ...


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From the downloads page: It is available as both open source and commercial editions. The Community (OSS) Edition is available under the free software/opensource GNU General Public License (commonly known as the "GPL"). If GPL is ok for you, then you're fine. The Carrier Grade Edition is a commercial offering though. You'll need to contact Oracle to ...


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Start using your licenses in a smart way. Many customers buy EE licenses, only using SE features. Don't underestimate the power of SE. You can use SE with a max of 4 sockets and with modern CPU's that's a lot of power. SE1 has a max of 2 sockets. See Database Licensing - Oracle Next to that, consider consolidating your smaller applications into 1 serious ...


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I would rephrase your question to what is likely to make my company shell out all the extra cash for Enterprise edition? Well it depends on the version of SQL server but below is a list of features and reasons that businesses upgrade for. SQL 2012 Standard is limited to 64 GB of RAM SQL 2014 Standard is limited to 128 GB of RAM Standard is limited to 2 ...


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Do you mean upgrade from Evaluation to the full Enterprise? If so, then yes that is supported. Take a look at the link here on BOL to show supported edition upgrades (scroll towards the bottom, it has SQL Server 2014 upgrades between editions and what's possible).



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