Oracle’s Universal Cloud Credits – Hidden Costs and Risks (Whitepaper)

In November 2017, Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison announced the introduction of Oracle’s Universal Cloud Credits (UCC). The promise of UCCs was that they would make buying Oracle cloud easier and less expensive. In fact, according to Oracle’s own materials, Larry stated that UCCs would allow their customers the ability to “expand, move, cancel, try new things,” adding that “You have complete flexibility, and it gets cheaper the more you use.”

Now more than six months out from Oracle’s announcement, it’s a good time to compare Oracle’s promise of simplicity and lower costs with the reality of what Oracle is doing to its customers in this space. As we pull the curtain back, you will see there is a big difference between what was promised and what is being delivered. Oracle’s UCCs are more expensive than you think, and they get even more costly the more you use them. In many ways, Oracle’s UCC contract is Oracle’s answer to its on premise Pool of Funds contract: a gift that keeps on giving — to Oracle.

Our Hidden Costs and Risks of Oracle’s Universal Cloud Credits whitepaper covers:

  • How Does Oracle’s Universal Cloud Credit Program Work?
  • UCCs – Money for Nothing!
  • UCCs – The More You Use, The More Expensive It Gets
  • UCCs – Unlimited Upside … For Oracle
  • The Costly Audit Threat In Oracle’s Cloud
  • What Can You Do?

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