Oracle Core Factor Table

- The Oracle core factor table calculates the licenses for Oracle products per core.
- To use the core factor table as a licensing calculator, consider the processor type and the number of physical cores and multiply the licensing factor by the number of cores.
- Options for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition also require matching quantities of processor licenses.

### What is the Oracle Processor Core Factor Table?

When licensing Oracle products, understanding the Oracle Processor Core Factor Table is crucial. This tool helps calculate the required licenses for products licensed per core, such as Oracle WebLogic Enterprise and Java subscriptions.

The core factor table assigns a specific factor to different processor types, reflecting their relative performance. Organizations can determine the number of Oracle licenses needed by multiplying the number of physical cores by the core factor.

**Using the Core Factor Table:**

**Identify Processor Type:**Determine the type of processor used in your system.**Find Core Factor:**Look up the core factor for your processor in the Oracle Processor Core Factor Table.**Calculate Required Licenses:**Multiply the number of physical cores by the core factor to determine the required licenses.

**Example Calculation:**

**Processor Type:**Intel Xeon**Number of Cores:**16**Core Factor:**0.5

**Licenses Required:** 16 cores x 0.5 core factor = 8 licenses

This process ensures accurate license compliance and helps manage Oracle licensing costs effectively.

### What is the Oracle Core Factor Table Used For?

The Oracle Core Factor Table is essential for calculating the licenses required for Oracle products licensed per core, such as Oracle WebLogic Enterprise and Java subscriptions. Standard Edition 2 and other Standard Edition products are licensed differently and do not use this table.

**Factors to Consider:**

**Hardware Specifications:**Type of processor and number of physical cores.**Oracle Products:**Specific products you plan to use.

**Calculation Steps:**

**Identify Processor Type:**Look up the processor type in the core factor table.**Determine Core Factor:**Find the licensing factor for your processor.**Calculate Licenses:**Multiply the core factor by the number of physical cores.

**Formula:** Core Factor×Physical Cores=Oracle Processor LicensesCore Factor×Physical Cores=Oracle Processor Licenses

This method ensures accurate licensing compliance and cost management for Oracle products.

### Oracle License Calculator: Step-by-Step Guide

The Oracle license calculator helps determine the number of processor licenses needed for a server. Follow these steps:

**Check Processor Type:**- Locate your processor type in the Oracle core factor table.

**Identify Licensing Factor:**- Find the core factor. For example, if the factor is 0.5 and the server has eight cores: 8 cores×0.5=4 processor licenses8 cores×0.5=4 processor licenses

**Determine Cost:**- Refer to the Oracle price list for the cost of each processor license for the desired edition (e.g., Oracle Database Enterprise Edition).

**Calculate Total Cost:**- Multiply the number of processor licenses by the cost per license to get the total cost. 4 processor licenses×cost per license=total cost4 processor licenses×cost per license=total cost

**Note:** Options for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition require matching quantities of processor licenses.