On June 22, 2021 Oracle announced their new Support Rewards Program. In their announcement, Oracle said the goal of the program was “to help customers speed migrations to the cloud while reducing their software license support costs”. Sounds like a big deal. And for Oracle it is a big deal.
In this whitepaper we review the program, how it works, and how it compares to previous Oracle programs. Then we give our verdict and recommendations for Oracle’s customers. Oracle claims that “many customers will be able to get 100% of their Oracle support fees reimbursed simply by migrating a handful of additional workloads”.
The key is to use this program to gain additional leverage with Oracle and not have the program lock you into an even more restrictive arrangement with Big Red. Palisade Compliance has negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars of Oracle cloud agreements. We can always get you a better deal than what Oracle offers.