Hello there, hope you are well today.
No major changes in this field since the launch of “Cloud Licensing Support” available here. AWS and Azure are supported, without the core factor for intel platforms, but no news from GCP. If you are checking out Google Cloud – which is amazing by the way – you will have no donuts running Oracle – unfortunately.
GCP gives you the power of customize everything (cores, RAM, disk), giving you the ability to only pay for what you use. This could be awesome for an Oracle Licesing perspective, ’cause I can create a VM with 3 cores for example, if my database+os consumes only 3 cores.
Please Google – get in hands with Oracle, I want to use GCP on my next Projects 🙂
As always, comments are welcome.
See you around!
*UPDATE* – May 22
So, finally I get it. After being invited to visit Google and talk with GCP team, I understood their game. There are no technical limitations to run Oracle in GCP, at all. Some customers are running Oracle at GCP, however, they have limitations in Licensing and Support. The support issue could be solved using some third party consultancy services, like Rimini. The license issue is the big mountain to climb. Some customers, however, receive a formal “go-ahead” in GCP, but after a hard time negotiating with Oracle.
GCP game is all about their PaaS solutions. I saw BigQuery running, and I could say to you, its something quite amazing – have the potential to be faster than Exadata. Yes, you read it right. FASTER THAN EXADATA. Sometimes. 🙂
So, GCP is keeping up AWS and Azure…and Google have the power (brains and money) to change the market.
See you around!