Software environments are becoming more complex day by day as they are involved with the increased use of the integration with the web, corporate self-service applications, and the growth of corporate extranets. In order to ensure the data security and integrity, almost all the companies frequently utilize the multiple instances associated with the database in order to manage the overall application development environment. The Oracle Database is associated with the five editions. These editions are compatible with different types of development and deployment scenarios. Oracle is providing various database packs, options, and different other products that help to increase the capabilities of the Oracle Database for the specific application purposes. Database Software Environments are of three types. These are as follows:
- Development Environment
- Production Environment
- Test Environment
The oracle licensing may vary with various environments. These environments are described as follows:
Development Environment: The users can use the Oracle Full Use licenses in case of the development environment. But, the users may not use the Oracle Database as it is associated with the OTN License Agreement. It is involved with the operations of the data processing as well as classroom activity along with various other production or commercial purposes. The OTN License Agreement is considered as a limited license as well as it is not involved with any other Oracle agreement such as Oracle License and Services Agreement (OLSA) or Oracle Master Agreement (OMA).
Production Environment: The specific environment that is exclusively used by the end users for business and other operations is referred to as a production environment. The associated programs of this environment must be licensed under an OMA, OLSA, or various other particular Oracle as well as authorized Oracle reseller license agreement.
Test Environment: Every program that is involved with a test environment, must be licensed under an OMA, OLSA, and various other specific Oracle and authorized Oracle reseller license agreement.
Oracle Partitioning enhances the database availability, manageability, and performance for a large range of applications. The Oracle Partitioning allows tables, indexes, as well as index-organized tables for splitting it into the smaller tables and manages the cost efficiently on different disk storage tiers for improving the access performance. The oracle partitioning is considered as a separately licensed option that is based on the Oracle database. It is only linked with the Enterprise Edition associated with the database.
Oracle Secure Backup Express is associated with the Oracle Database. Oracle’s technical support organization provides the technical support, phone support, and important updates in order to support the users for the Oracle Secure Backup Express. It gives back up to various other Oracle products that are linked with a valid Customer Support Identifier (CSI). Technical supports, as well as updates, are provided to those particular users, who have maintained all the technical support services for their oracle database license. It is involved with its Technical Support Policies. As per the general rule, the pricing practices associated with the Oracle are not restricted to the database instances’ number that is installed by the users into a server.