Hi Allen I have never heard it put that way. My understanding is that it is an all-or-nothing proposition. I would think Oracle will only use partitioning if your app "uses" them. - Ravi ________________________________ From: Andrew Kerber [mailto:andrew.kerber@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:21 AM To: Allen, Brandon Cc: Kosaraju, Ravi; Oracle Discussion List Subject: Re: oem licensing ok, that answers the questions on oem. I should have been more explicit about partitioning. We are having trouble getting straight answers. The way I understand it, we dont have to pay extra for the partitioning option unless our own applications use it (I know its used by Oracle itself, but that doesnt count). Has anyone actually seen a document from Oracle stating this? On 8/30/07, Allen, Brandon <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Yes, I believe you are correct. Here's what it says under "Special-Use Licensing" (http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/license.102/b14199/edition s.htm#CJAHFHBJ ): "A separate Oracle Database can be installed and used as a Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control (OEM Grid Control) repository without additional license requirements, provided that all the targets (databases, applications, and so forth) managed in this repository are correctly licensed. This database may also be used for the RMAN repository. It may not be used or deployed for other uses." ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kosaraju, Ravi I believe grid control is free with EE but not 100% sure. I am meeting our Oracle sales rep today, I can ask that question. Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it. -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'