Oracle Database Editions – Feature Availability by Edition

Oracle Database Editions – Feature Availability by Edition

Oracle Database Features Standard Edition vs Enterprise Edition

The following table lists feature availability for Oracle Database Standard Edition One (SE1), Standard Edition (SE), and Enterprise Edition (EE).    This table can help you understand the difference between the editions and determine whether you require Enterprise Edition (or Personal Edition for a single-user environment).

Oracle Database XE is a separate product from the rest of the Oracle Database product family and is not included in the table below.

Feature/Option
SE1
SE
EE
Notes
High Availability
Oracle Fail Safe
Y
Y
Y
Windows only
Oracle RAC One Node
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Oracle Data Guard—Redo Apply
N
N
Y
Oracle Data Guard—SQL Apply
N
N
Y
Oracle Data Guard—Snapshot Standby
N
N
Y
Oracle Active Data Guard
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Rolling Upgrades—Patch Set, Database, and Operating System
N
N
Y
Online index rebuild
N
N
Y
Online index-organized table organization
N
N
Y
ALTER TABLE … MOVE ONLINE operations
Online table redefinition
N
N
Y
Using the DBMS_REDEFINITION package
Duplexed backup sets
N
N
Y
Block change tracking for fast incremental backup
N
N
Y
Unused block compression in backups
N
N
Y
Block-level media recovery
N
N
Y
Lost Write Protection
N
N
Y
Automatic Block Repair
N
N
Y
Requires Active Data Guard option
Parallel backup and recovery
N
N
Y
Tablespace point-in-time recovery
N
N
Y
Trial recovery
N
N
Y
Fast-start fault recovery
N
N
Y
Flashback Table
N
N
Y
Flashback Database
N
N
Y
Flashback Transaction
N
N
Y
Flashback Transaction Query
N
N
Y
Oracle Total Recall
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Scalability
Oracle Real Application Clusters
N
Y
Y
Extra cost with EE, included with SE
Automatic Workload Management
N
Y
Y
Requires Oracle Real Application Clusters
Quality of Service Management (Measure-Only Mode)
N
N
Y
Requires Oracle Real Application ClustersAvailable starting with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3)
Performance
Client Side Query Cache
N
N
Y
Query Results Cache
N
N
Y
PL/SQL Function Result Cache
N
N
Y
In-Memory Database Cache
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Database Smart Flash Cache
N
N
Y
Solaris and Oracle Linux only
Support for Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software
N
N
Y
Security
Oracle Advanced Security
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Oracle Label Security
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Virtual Private Database
N
N
Y
Fine-grained auditing
N
N
Y
Oracle Database Vault
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Secure External Password Store
N
N
Y
Enterprise User Security
N
N
Y
End User Security with password authentication is an EE feature requiring OID to be licensed.End User Authentication with strong authentication (PKI, Kerberos, Radius) is an EE feature requiring Oracle Advanced Security and OID to be licensed.
Development Platform
SQLJ
Y
Y
Y
Requires Oracle Programmer
Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET
Y
Y
Y
Windows only
Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator support
Y
Y
Y
Windows only
Active Directory integration
Y
Y
Y
Windows only
Native .NET Data Provider—ODP.NET
Y
Y
Y
Windows only
.NET Stored Procedures
Y
Y
Y
Windows only
Manageability
Oracle Change Management Pack
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Oracle Configuration Management Pack
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Oracle Diagnostics Pack
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Oracle Tuning Pack
N
N
Y
Extra cost option, also requires the Diagnostics Pack
Oracle Provisioning and Patch Automation Pack
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Oracle Real Application Testing
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Database Resource Manager
N
N
Y
Instance Caging
N
N
Y
SQL Plan Management
N
N
Y
VLDB, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence
Oracle Partitioning
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Oracle OLAP
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Oracle Advanced Analytics
N
N
Y
Extra cost optionOracle R Enterprise Server is limited to operation on Oracle Linux 5 Update 6 or higher and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 6 or higher
Oracle Advanced Compression
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Hybrid Columnar Compression
N
N
Y
Requires Exadata, ZFS, or Pillar Axiom 600 storage
Basic Table Compression
N
N
Y
Deferred Segment Creation
N
N
Y
Bitmapped index, bitmapped join index, and bitmap plan conversions
N
N
Y
Parallel query/DML
N
N
Y
Parallel statistics gathering
N
N
Y
Parallel index build/scans
N
N
Y
Parallel Data Pump Export/Import
N
N
Y
In-memory Parallel Execution
N
N
Y
Parallel Statement Queuing
N
N
Y
Parallel capture and apply via XStream
N
N
Y
Transportable tablespaces, including cross-platform
N
N
Y
Import of transportable tablespaces supported into SE, SE1, and EE
Summary management—Materialized View Query Rewrite
N
N
Y
Asynchronous Change Data Capture
N
N
Y
Integration
Basic Replication
Y
Y
Y
SE1/SE: read-only, updateable materialized view
Advanced Replication
N
N
Y
Multi-master replication
Oracle Streams
Y
Y
Y
SE1/SE: no capture from redo
Database Gateways
Y
Y
Y
Separate product license
Messaging Gateway
N
N
Y
Networking
Oracle Connection Manager
N
N
Y
Available via a custom install of the Oracle Database client, usually installed on a separate machineSee “Oracle Connection Manager” for more information
Infiniband Support
N
N
Y
Content Management
Oracle Spatial
N
N
Y
Extra cost option
Semantic Technologies (RDF/OWL)
N
N
Y
Requires Oracle Spatial and the Oracle Partitioning option
Spatial and Location Data
Parallel spatial index builds
N
N
Y
Multimaster replication of SDO_GEOMETRY objects
N
N
Y
Single master/materialized view replication for SDO_GEOMETRY objects is supported with both Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
Partitioned spatial indexes
N
N
Y
Requires the Oracle Partitioning option

 

The full documentation from Oracle lays out more details on available features by edition and can be accessed by visiting Oracle Database Editions.

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