Technically, yes.Although there is an argument that the flat file on the file system for 'External Tables' is a 'Database-owned Datafile'.
Looks like yet another joyful round with the Oracle Legal Beagles coming up ...
/Hans On 15/06/2011 5:42 PM, Hemant K Chitale wrote:
So you'd need the licence if you want to store incoming data (flat files for ETL or as External Tables) ?Hemant K Chitale http://hemantoracledba.blogspot.com http://hemantscribbles.blogspot.com sent from my smartphoneOn 15 Jun 2011 21:05, "Martin Klier" <usn@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:usn@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:> Ah, forgot to mention the source:> http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E11882_01/license.112/e10594/editions.htm#sthref20> > Citation: > "A restricted use license to use Oracle Cloud File System is included > with all editions of the database specifically for storing Oracle > Database-related configuration files, including Oracle Database software > binaries and homes, Oracle Database software administrative files, and > Oracle Database software diagnostic files. Customers wishing to store > their own data files, or non-Oracle Database software files including > data files, binaries, administrative files, and diagnostic files, in> Oracle Cloud File System must separately license Oracle Cloud File System."> > Martin Klier schrieb: >> Hi folks, >> >> what's your opinion about the "new" licensing policy ($5000/CPU) >> regarding ACFS/ADVM, now sold as as "CloudFS"? >>>> http://www.usn-it.de/index.php/2011/06/15/oracle-asm-cloudfs-licensing-policy/>> >> Does it keep you from using/testing/trying it? Do you use it anyway? >> >> Thanks >> Martin > > -- > Usn's IT Blog for Linux, Oracle, Asterisk > http://www.usn-it.de > > -- > http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l > >