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Amazon ec2 and Oracle database licensing?

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Hello,

I just read this case study http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/harvard/

It says
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"Oracle has announced new licensing for cloud computing so that Oracle customers can now use AWSand Amazon EC2as a deployment platform, just as Tonellatos lab did. Any customer with an Oracle enterprise license can now launch or deploy as many instances of Oracle products as they want on AWS, without having to pay Oracle additional license feesputting AWS on a par with all other platform choices open to Oracle customers. "
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So does that mean, you only need to purchase 1 Oracle Enterprise license (for ~$40k) and you can deploy as many instance as you want on AWS?
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Licensing questions should always be taken up with your Oracle representative to make sure you are fully compliant with your particular contract.

In general though, Oracle licenses are for the product itself, not for the databases you create nor the users/applications you might connect to those databases.

The licensing costs of the products may be based on expected users, again, though the specifics of this are entirely dependent on YOUR particular contract.  Don't use any info from here, or any other external source, to make a licensing decision, only your Oracle rep can tell you for sure what is allowed or not for your purposes.

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Thanks sdstuber
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