Announcing New Oracle Enterprise License Agreement

February 25, 2015

A message from Larry Conrad, AVC-IT & CIO

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that UC Berkeley has entered into a new enterprise site licensing agreement with the Oracle Corporation to allow all faculty, staff, and students to use the Oracle products listed below, at no additional cost.

Products include:

Oracle Database Enterprise Edition

  • Partitioning
  • Advanced Security
  • Active Data Guard
  • Diagnostics & Tuning Packs
  • Data Masking Pack

Note: All other Oracle products must be licensed separately and are not covered by this enterprise agreement.

Do you currently have an Oracle license or want one?

If you, or your unit or department, are a license holder for Oracle products, you may be able to terminate your current support agreement and register as a user of the new campus enterprise license. This will allow you to obtain an Oracle Customer Support Identifier (CSI) that entitles you to phone, email, and Web-based support, as well as patches and no-cost upgrade to future releases of the same product.

To better understand if the new Oracle enterprise license is right for you, please contact the IST Database team manager, Walter Stokes. He and his team will work with you to determine if the enterprise agreement is the best option for your needs.

Interested in database support services?

The IST database administration team offers complete packages of hardware, database software, database administration and system administration in support of your database needs.

We have developed our database service packages to:

  • Reduce the burden of database administration work for developers;
  • Keep costs low for the campus by sharing resources; and
  • Provide a secure and supported environment, maintained by professional database administrators.

Learn more

The new Oracle enterprise license agreement is being provided to the campus community in collaboration with the Student Information Systems Replacement project. The SIS project’s expanded Oracle usage has made a license for the entire campus the most cost-effective and beneficial solution. Together, the SIS project and IST are partnering to deliver valuable services and expand support for faculty, students, and staff.

If you have any questions, please contact Walter Stokes, the IST Database team manager. 


Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer