For one, "spinning up a quick cloud instance can make a lot of sense for a developer," he wrote. "The same goes if you want to sell an Oracle-based application and need to offer demo/test capabilities."
"Of course, those are all standard observations every time something that's basically on-premises software is offered in the cloud," Monash said. "They're only reinforced by the fact that the only Oracle software Amazon can actually license you is a particularly low-end edition."
That said, software as expensive as Oracle Enterprise Edition may not fit Amazon's pricing model, Monash said in an interview.
"I don't think many people would want to run Oracle Enterprise Edition in the cloud anyway," he added. "If you have EE, you want to put in a lot of administrative effort to supervise performance."
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