Re: Oracle CloudFS (ACFS etc.) licensing

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
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On 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
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