Re: Oracle Options

  • From: Tim Gorman <tim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 11:32:18 -0600

> 
> Funnily enough even on a non partitioned installed installation there =
> are partitioned tables. Weird hey.
> 

Those belong to Log Miner.  Since Log Miner doesn't come with any extra
licensing, it means you need Partitioning installed if you are going to use
Log Miner.  De-install Partitioning, break certain Log Miner functionality.

It's Oracle's lookout, and Oracle sales knows it.  Oracle installs it by
default;  one has to "opt-out", and opting out causes problems.  So, Oracle
reduces problems by installing everything.  By the by, occasionally it
causes someone to think they can't live without something, so they buy.  If
they buy by mistake, it works out the same way.

Usage, not installation or deinstallation, determines what you pay.  It's
real easy to determine if you're actually using partitioning or not (i.e.
"select count(*) from dba_tab_partitioning where table_owner not in
('SYS','SYSTEM','OUTLN')").  Likewise, its easy to determine if you are
using any other separately-licensed option or not, regardless of install
status...

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