Oracle Active Dataguard Licensing Guide
What is Oracle Active Dataguard?
You will learn how Oracle Active Dataguard Licensing works, but first lets differentiate it from normal Dataguard. Oracle Active Data Guard is a feature of the Oracle database management system that enables the creation and maintenance of one or more secondary copies of a database that can be used for various purposes, such as disaster recovery, high availability, and read-only workloads. The secondary copies, or standby databases, are continuously updated with changes made to the primary database, so they are always ready to be used if needed. The Active Data Guard feature provides a number of benefits, including the ability to offload read-only workloads from the primary database to the standby database, which can help improve the performance of the primary database. It also allows users to perform various tasks, such as backup and recovery operations, on the standby database without affecting the primary database.
ADG provides the following features:
- Physical Standby with Real-time Query
- Fast Incremental Backup on Physical Standby
- Automatic Block Repair
- Active Data Guard Far Sync
- Global Data Services
- Real-Time Cascade
- Application Continuity
- Rolling Upgrade using Active Data Guard
- Active Data Guard DML Redirection (Not available for Oracle Database 19c and later releases in Authorized Cloud Environments)
Dataguard vs Active Dataguard ?
The main difference between Oracle Data Guard and Active Data Guard is that Oracle Data Guard is an extension to the Oracle RDBMS and provides data availability and protection while Active Data Guard is an extension of Oracle Data Guard and improves the production database performance for critical transactions
Oracle Active Dataguard Licensing
- Active Dataguard requires a separate license list price of $11,500 USD per processor. It can also be licensed per named user plus.
- Oracle Active Data Guard must be licensed on both the primary and secondary nodes, and the number of licenses must match the number and metric of your Oracle Database Enterprise Edition licenses.
- The Oracle core factor table is used to determine the number of licenses required, based on the number of cores in the system.
- Active Data Guard can be included in a Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA).
- Traditional Data Guard is a free feature of the Oracle database management system
Q: What is Oracle Active Data Guard and what does it do?
A: Oracle Active Data Guard is a feature of the Oracle database management system that enables the creation and maintenance of one or more secondary copies of a database, called standby databases. It can be used for various purposes, such as disaster recovery, high availability, and read-only workloads.
Q: Do I need a separate license for Oracle Active Data Guard?
A: Yes, Oracle Active Data Guard is a separate feature that requires its own license. It must be licensed on both the primary and secondary nodes in an Oracle Data Guard configuration.
Q: How do I determine how many Oracle Active Data Guard licenses I need?
A: The number of Oracle Active Data Guard licenses you need is based on the number and metric of your Oracle Database Enterprise Edition licenses. You can use the Oracle core factor table to determine the number of licenses required based on the number of cores in your system.
Q: Can I include Oracle Active Data Guard in a Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA)? A: Yes, Oracle Active Data Guard can be included in a Oracle ULA.
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