Multitenant – Oracle 12c Standard Edition

Im Re-blogging this information, as i heard this at Collaborate 15, that non-multitenant databases will be deprecated in Oracle 13, not sure if its true, but here is some good information, if it is true…..

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Can you have Oracle Multitenant in Oracle Standard Edition 12.1.0.2 SE2?

No, you can’t as Oracle Multitenant is a licensable option for Enterprise Edition (EE) databases only.   

But wait a second …

You can do Oracle Single Tenant with SE2 of course meaning you can have one active pluggable database within one container database at a time. That is possible and does not require any additional licenses.

See the DBCA (Database Configuration Assistant) screen when you’ll try to create a container database:

More information? 

You’ll find more information about the differences in handling and such between Oracle non-CDB, Oracle Single Tenant and Oracle Multitenant databases in this presentation: