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BYOL stands for “bring your own license.” Previously, you could bring your own licenses to Oracle IaaS, but to get the benefits of PaaS automation, you couldn’t leverage existing licenses. This has been changed. We’re offering Oracle BYOL to PaaS, enabling our customers to leverage their investment in existing on-premises licenses in their journey to the cloud.
Oracle’s current PaaS offering is “license-included PaaS.” It includes:
Oracle BYOL to PaaS includes:
Customers bring their on-premises license entitlement and get license support via their existing on-premises support contract.
As customers leverage their existing on-premises license entitlement, they can move to the cloud at a lower cost.
Yes. You have complete license mobility between on-premises and the public cloud and Oracle Cloud at Customer.
The mapping rules are defined in the Oracle PaaS and IaaS Universal Credits Service Description document.
At a high level, one Oracle Processor License maps to two OCPUs. Refer to the above document for more details.
No. There are cloud-only services that have no on-premises analog. Some examples of this are: Oracle Mobile Cloud, Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, and Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service.
These services are only available as license-included PaaS, as there are no on-premises license entitlements to bring to the cloud.
Customers can use their credits to provision and burn down credits against license-included PaaS services or Oracle BYOL to PaaS services.
No, the two cannot be mixed in the same instance.
The same capability exists with one significant difference. With Oracle BYOL to PaaS, customers must bring a license entitlement from on-premises to the cloud. So if a customer has many unused licenses available on-premises, they can scale up or down to match demand, provided they have the appropriate number of BYOLed license entitlements.
It depends on the architecture. If the customer can scale horizontally by adding new instances, then they can start new instances with license-included PaaS.
However in many situations, they need to scale an instance vertically by adding more cores to the instance—the database in particular. In this case, you can’t mix Oracle BYOL to PaaS with license-included PaaS in the same instance. They must either be all Oracle BYOL to PaaS cores, or license-included cores.
Yes. When a customer brings an Oracle Database Enterprise Edition license entitlement to Oracle PaaS, they are granted the rights to use Diagnostics Pack, Tuning Pack, Data Masking and Subsetting Pack, and Real Application Testing without having on-premises license entitlements for those database options.
No, these entitlements are only granted to customers who BYOL to PaaS.
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