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Oracle Goldengate Licensing Guide

How Oracle GoldenGate licensing works:

  • Oracle Goldengate can be licensed under the named user, license, and processor metric.
  • You must license both the source and target hosts.

Intro to GoldenGate Licensing

  • It includes licenses for Oracle Active Data Guard and Oracle XStream, but you must have an Oracle Database Enterprise Edition license to use these features.
  • The Oracle GoldenGate license also includes a restricted-use license for Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data (GGBD).
  • This restricted-use license can only be used for communication between Oracle GoldenGate and separately licensed Oracle Coherence Grid Edition deployments or between Oracle GoldenGate and separately licensed Oracle Stream Analytics deployments.

How does Goldengate Licensing work?

  • Oracle GoldenGate can be purchased based on either the number of processors or the number of named users.
  • It can be obtained through a volume agreement or an Oracle ULA (Unlimited License Agreement).
  • When purchasing through an Oracle ULA, you must have the correct licenses by calculating the number of users or processors using Oracle GoldenGate.
  • The number of licenses required depends on the number of users or processors running the Oracle database from which data is being captured and the number of users or processors running the Oracle database where the data will be applied.

Oracle Goldengate Licensing for non-Oracle Database

Oracle Goldengate Licensing for non-Oracle Database

For Oracle GoldenGate for Non-Oracle Database, the number of licenses required depends on either the number of users or processors running the Non-Oracle Database from which data is being captured and the number of users or processors running the Non-Oracle Database where the data will be applied.

Specifically, the number of users or processors must be counted to determine the number of licenses needed.

Additional Goldengate product licensing.

  • Oracle GoldenGate for Mainframe lets you capture and deliver database transactions from HP NonStop or IBM DB2 on z/OS databases.
  • The Oracle GoldenGate for Mainframe license includes a restricted-use license for Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data (GGBD), which can only be used for communication between Oracle GoldenGate for Mainframe and separately licensed Oracle Coherence Grid Edition deployments or for communication between Oracle GoldenGate for Mainframe and licensed Oracle Stream Analytics deployments.
  • Oracle GoldenGate for Teradata Replication Services enables you to capture database transactions from Teradata databases and deliver them to Teradata databases.
  • A license for the Oracle GoldenGate for Non-Oracle Databases is required to deliver data to Teradata.
  • A license for Teradata Access Manager from Teradata Corporation is also required to enable the capture process on Teradata.

GoldenGate Foundation Suite Licensing

GoldenGate Foundation Suite Licensing

The Oracle GoldenGate Foundation Suite includes the following components:

  • Oracle GoldenGate Studio
  • Oracle GoldenGate Veridata
  • Oracle Management Pack for Oracle GoldenGate

To use the Oracle GoldenGate Foundation Suite, you must have a license for Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle GoldenGate for Non-Oracle Database, or Oracle GoldenGate for Mainframe.

The Oracle Management Pack for Oracle GoldenGate 

The Oracle Management Pack for Oracle GoldenGate

Includes the following components:

  • Oracle GoldenGate Director
  • Oracle GoldenGate Monitor
  • Oracle GoldenGate Plug-in for Enterprise Manager

To use the Oracle Management Pack for Oracle GoldenGate, you must have a license for Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle GoldenGate for Non-Oracle Database, or Oracle GoldenGate for Mainframe.

The Oracle Management Pack for Oracle GoldenGate license also includes a restricted-use license for Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition, which can only be used to host Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) or Java application logic distributed as part of the Management Pack for Oracle GoldenGate.

Frequently asked about Goldengate Licensing

Q: Is Goldengate licensed per core?

A: Yes, you apply Oracle core factor licensing rules.

Q: Can I sign an Oracle ULA for GoldenGate?

A: Yes, we have seen ULAs with only Goldengate products or parts of ULAs with more products.

Q: Is there any LMS script to measure Goldengate?

A: No, it’s a required manual licensing review.

Q: If I am using Active Dataguard, can I use a Goldengate license to cover this use?

A: Yes, you can; Goldengate includes Active Dataguard

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  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson brings two decades of Oracle license management experience, including a nine-year tenure at Oracle and 11 years in Oracle license consulting. His expertise extends across leading IT corporations like IBM, enriching his profile with a broad spectrum of software and cloud projects. Filipsson's proficiency encompasses IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Salesforce platforms, alongside significant involvement in Microsoft Copilot and AI initiatives, enhancing organizational efficiency.

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