Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon’s cloud

Guess what? Oracle is raising prices again, this time on enterprises that choose to run Oracle software on Amazon Web Services.

Oracle’s previous licensing agreement recognized that an AWS virtual CPU is a single thread of a core that runs two threads. Therefore, each virtual CPU was counted as half a core.

But Oracle’s new cloud licensing policy says an AWS virtual CPU is now considered a full core unless hyperthreading is enabled. That doubles your cost for what you’ve been doing all along.

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