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Oracle Licensing on EC2 for Development or Test

User_FVBX2Feb 14 2020 — edited Mar 3 2020

Hello Everyone,

I'm brand new to oracle, but I've been task with researching oracle costs for AWS (I've already priced RDS, so don't need options there.) but I'm now tasked with pricing running oracle on an EC2 instances. My understanding is that for every 2 vCPUs on an ec2 instance you basically must use 1 oracle processor license. Which has made pricing production instances pretty straight forward to me.

Where I am confused is that I am being told when Oracle is used in a development or test environment, it uses Named User Plus Perpetual licenses, instead of processor licenses.  This is is confusing to me. Is this even applicable to an AWS ec2 instance in development or test environment and if so how would I determine when a license is used and what the costs is?

Thanks so much for any and all help.


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Added on Feb 14 2020
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