Database Options

Oracle Corporation refers to many extensions to the core functionality of the Oracle database (Enterprise Edition only) as database options. Some of these database options may be installed ‘automatically’ when installing the database software and care must then be taken that they are also licenced (or de-installed to avoid additional license costs. While the licensing is straightforward, please seek advice from Darwin if you are unclear what they do exactly. Furthermore these add-ons are licensed using the same metric chosen for the database, but there may be exceptions if your it-environment is complex.

Database Option

Lower Maintenance Cost

Add performance & availabiltiy

Add security

Add Specific Functionality


Active Data Guard
Management Packs
Advanced Compression

Database In-Memory
Advanced Analytics
Spatial and Graph
Advanced Security
Database Vault
Online Analytical Processing
Real Application Clusters