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Oracle Licensing under UT System Agreement

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Article Number : KB0015028
Published on : 2020-06-15
Last modified : 2020-06-15 16:28:39
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help

The University of Texas System has entered into a volume licensing agreement with Oracle Corporation for certain database and database related items (the PCL program). This agreement provides both site licensing for certain products as well as a blanket order under which other products can be purchased.

Site Licensing

Under this Oracle agreement, site licensing is in place across the entire UT System for the following products:

Annual technical support fees for these system-wide site licensed products will be divided among the UT System component institutions. It is up to each component to determine how these fees will be divided among its users/departments. There is no true-up process for these above products unless there is a significant reorganization of the UT System.

Under this agreement each campus, academic or health, is able to obtain site licensing for individual products not already site licensed. In order to purchase a site license, a campus must purchase licensing for all full-time and part-time students, faculty, and staff. Exact pricing is subject to various factors but is to be discounted at least 90% off of the Oracle Global Price List.

Campuses can choose from the following products available for site licensing1:


  • Oracle Database2:  Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition2, NoSQL Enterprise Edition
  • Enterprise Edition Options:  Multitenant3, Real Application Clusters3, Partitioning4, Active Data Guard3, Real Application Testing, Advanced Compression, Advanced Security Option3, Label Security, Database Vault, OLAP, Advanced Analytics
  • Enterprise Management Options: Diagnostics Pack3, Tuning Pack3, Lifecycle Management Pack, Data Masking Pack, Test Data Management pack, Cloud Management Pack  
  • Application Server2:  Weblogic Server Standard, Weblogic Server Enterprise Edition, Weblogic Suite, Internet Application Server Standard, Internet Application Server Enterprise, SOA Suite for Middleware
  • Application Server Enterprise Management Options:  Weblogic Management pack, SOA Management pack, Management pack for GoldenGate
  • Data Integration: Data Integrator Enterprise, GoldenGate, GoldenGate for Non-Oracle Database
  • Other Products:  Webcenter Suite Plus, Webcenter Portal, Management Pack for Webcenter, Identity and Access Management Suite, Identity Governance Suite, Directory Services Plus, Access Management Suite Plus, Management pack for Identity Management, Real User Experience Insight

1 This listing as of May 2020

2 Site licensing for Enterprise Editions includes usage rights for the lower editions (Personal, Standard, etc.) as well

3 Already site licensed for the entire UT System

4 Already site licensed for the UT Austin campus


Through 28 May 2025, there is a price hold minimum for the following products: GoldenGate for non-Oracle Db, Db lifecycle Management, Db in-memory, Cloud Management pack for Db, Internet Application Server EE, Management Pack for GoldenGate and Data Masking and Subsetting Pack.  

Additional Products

Departments interested in purchasing non-cloud/non-subscription products not licensed above are able to do so under this agreement .Perpetual licenses and the first year of updates and/or product support can be purchased at a discount rate of at least 50% off of the Oracle Global Price List.

For a complete listing of available products, product description, licensing prerequisites, and migration path information, please see the Global Price List Supplement.

Technical Support

Technical Support (which includes Software updates, Product Support, and other Technical Support) for licenses purchased under this agreement is typically renewed annually, although you can get up to a 5 year price hold for a 5 year support order. .. For technical support on site licensed products,, you may be required to pay annual adjustments if your population counts increase.

For more information on Oracle's current Technical Support policies and offerings, please see Oracle Technical Support Policies.

Oracle Academic Initiative and Workforce Development Program

Under this agreement, teaching departments at schools in the UT System may participate in the Oracle Academic Initiative (OAI) and/or the Oracle Workforce Development Program (WDP) for instructional purposes. There is no membership fee provided the teaching department incorporates Oracle programs into its classroom teaching. For more information, and to register for these programs, please see

Oracle University Courses

Please see Training and Education.

Cost and Eligibility

This agreement covers all institutions in The University of Texas System as well as the UT System Office. Only departments may purchase under this agreement, but all faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are licensed to use covered products on University-owned systems.

For reference, the Oracle Global Price List, which is updated annually, is available here[KM1] . Please note, the below indicates the list price before discount.

Pricing for all purchases is subject to the most current price lists as maintained by Oracle Corporation. Departments should contact Oracle for quotes and updated pricing information.

Licensing Details

The Oracle master agreement primary term is in effect at least through May 30, 2023

Products licensed under this agreement are permanently licensed. If, in the future, this agreement lapses and is not renewed, departments will be able to continue to run licensed products at the version current as of the termination of the agreement.

Amendment 9 to the Oracle Master and the PCL program:

  • Effective May 28, 2018 and extends the primary term for the Master Agreement thru May 30, 2023
  • It adds 3 clauses required by legislature so we don’t have to keep putting them in order docs:
    • TPIA (Tx Public Info Act) language in effect (later language is needed as of 1 January 2020)
    • Oracle may not boycott Israel
    • Oracle may not do business with a terroristic country
  • What is NOT in the Amendment: we were unable to get year over year caps for all oracle products with regards to annual support (SULS in Oracle terms). Oracle says they only do that in order docs now. If, you do a direct order with Oracle make sure to include:
    • Cap on year over year increases for your annual support. Try for ten years with most of the early years being 0% and not rising over 2-3% towards end of cap. It takes a sizable order though to get ten year of control
    • Get a price hold in case you need to license more product in the future (assuming you are buying product)


Ordering Documents for new System-wide site licensed database/tech products:

  • Effective 29 May 2018 and covers:
    • Oracle Database – Enterprise Edition
    • Oracle Multitenant
    • Oracle GoldenGate / Active Data Guard
    • Advanced Security Option
    • Oracle Partitioning
    • Real Application Clusters
    • Diagnostics Pack
    • Tuning Pack
  • Unlimited (for UT use only, we cannot provide service to other institutions) and no true up (unless a significant reorganization happens)
  • Audit Vault and Database Firewall licensed for UT Austin (through 28 May 2021) and MDACC only (MDACC will cover its costs starting 29 May 2021).
  • Consolidating any (non-core based) UT contracts covered by above new core. Thus, don’t pay for any of these products directly to Oracle beginning 29 May 2018
  • Cap on year over year support increases for PCL program through May 28 2023
  • Price hold for additional products:
    • Goldengate for non-Oracle DB
    • DB Lifecycle Management Pack
    • DB in Memory
    • Cloud Management Pack for DB
    • IASEE
    • Management Pack for Goldengate
    • Datamasking and Subsetting Pack


For additional information and details, please refer directly to the agreement.

Note for health institutions: The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Oracle agreement contained certain provisions specific to health institutions. Under this new agreement, those provisions have been lifted. Specifically, health institutions can use covered products for clinical applications and are no longer subject to discount caps (in other words, the full discount applies the same to academic as well as health institutions).

Adjustments to Site License counts

Campuses who have purchased site licenses can purchase additional licenses at the same pricing as the initial purchase if their headcounts change. The UT System must purchase such license corrections annually for the system-wide site licensed items if the headcounts used to purchase the initial licenses increase by more than 10%.

Register your use of site-licensed products

Complete the Registration Form before downloading or purchasing media for any products site-licensed for the University of Texas System.

Referencing this agreement

When requesting an ordering document, and on all purchase orders submitted to Oracle, you must reference "UT System Oracle Master Agreement 2004 (2004C00902)" in order to receive discounts available under this agreement.

Licensing for additional products

Please refer to the Oracle Global Price List and Price List supplement for pricing and product descriptions. The Price List Supplement includes important information about any prerequisite products you must have licensed as well as details on what ships with the purchase of a given license.

To purchase, departments should contact one of our Oracle representatives. Oracle will then provide an ordering document with quoted price. Products can be purchased by submitting the completed ordering document to Oracle along with a purchase order. You can find a sample ordering document in Appendix E of the Oracle Master Agreement.


Media will be available for download from the Oracle Technology Network (TechNet). Your installation and use of software products downloaded from the TechNet is subject to the terms of this agreement in addition to terms on the TechNet site. Running software for which you are not licensed is a violation of federal copyright law and subject to prosecution. It is the University’s policy to prohibit software piracy and copyright infringement.

Customers who would rather receive physical media can purchase CD Packs at the Oracle StorePlease note that Oracle CD Packs often include product bundles, and you may receive products for which you are not licensed. These products may come with a 30 day trial license, but you must purchase a full license to use them beyond the trial period.

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