Oracle Management Option
Cut the costs of managing complex Oracle licenses
Snow Oracle Management Option is the most effective way to optimize your investment in Oracle databases, reducing the reliance on costly consultants by automating key data collection tasks.
Oracle Management Option enables Oracle administrators and license owners to easily track, manage and optimize the configuration of Oracle databases. With the ability to create on-demand Oracle Server Worksheets, administrators can avoid compliance risks, unnecessary costs and save time.
The solution gives organizations control of their Oracle estate thanks to the ability to collect data and report on all server hardware and configuration, database products and editions, database Options and associated usage, Management Packs and associated usage, feature usage and named users.
Snow Oracle Management Option at a glance:
- Full recognition of Oracle databases, including versions and edition
- Identification of active Management Packs and Options
- Active user tracking
- Full customer-side visibility of audit results
- Dynamic population of the Oracle Server Worksheet (OSW)
- Automatic calculation of core factors.
Reduce costs with proactive license management
Manage Oracle Agreements and Orders in Snow License Manager and receive alerts when an agreement is about to expire, avoiding the risk of having to repurchase licenses. Connect all Oracle Orders to specific Oracle servers to get an instant overview of your Oracle license coverage.
Avoid overspend on Options and Management Packs
View at-a-glance reports on precise data on all the metrics that affect Oracle licensing, including database Options, Management Packs, feature usage and database settings. Reduce cost by removing unused database options and management packs.
Minimize risk in clustered environments
Virtualization makes the deployment of servers easy and fast, without considering the cost implications for Oracle licensing. Snow Oracle Management Option automatically reports and visualizes when an Oracle Server is added to a cluster. This gives the SAM owner the ability to manage changes and avoid costs associated with their Out-of-the-box functionality.
Implement in no time
Snow Oracle Management Option quick to implement, no matter the size or complexity of the IT environment. The solution offers extensive platform support, such as IBM AIX, Solaris, Linux, Windows, HP-UX, etc.
Save time and resources with automated OSW
Get an accurate and transparent view of an organization's investment in Oracle databases without complicated and time consuming work. The Oracle Server Worksheet (OSW) Report is automatically populated with the required information, including hardware details, partitioning technology, database products, options, management packs and users. The OSW is one of several built-in standard reports available within Snow Oracle Management Option.
CALCULATE CORE FACTORS AUTOMATICALLY
Oracle Management Option automatically displays the core factor of hardware which has Oracle databases installed. This enables the administrator to calculate the number of licensable cores required and to check whether they are over- or under-licensed.
VISUALIZE ORACLE DATABASES IN THE DATACENTER
In a large, dynamic datacenter it can be difficult to identify all software installed. Oracle Management Option highlights where Oracle databases are installed. This allows the administrator to minimise financial risk of situations where, for example, a full datacenter has to be licensed even though it contains only a small number of VMs running Oracle. This in turn improves how prepared an organization is at the point of audit.