How to find Cores/Sockets/Core Factor

A license is nothing but "right to use" (RTU) the software. License is mandatory for using proprietary software which owned by the respective vendors.

Various software vendors have their own terms and conditions for software licensing.

For any software development, Database storage and Management is a major cost component and the cost depends on various factors like cores, processors, limited numbers of users etc and licensing costs varies as per the licensing models and software editions that have been selected.

It’s important to understand the terminology used while calculating the licensing costs.

Ex: Quad Core Dual Processor (Intel Xeon) represents that motherboard contains DUAL - 2 sockets/processors where each socket contains QUAD - 4 cores in it.

Core factor plays a vital role for few major vendors like Oracle and this need to be known during calculations and can be found from Core Factor table from respective vendors’ website.

License Type – Perpetual

All Costs in US Dollars.

Examples:

Oracle Enterprise Edition:

Server Type = Intel Xeon Quad Core Dual Processor

In this, Intel Xeon is the processor type where core factor need to be found from core factor table of the Oracle Processor Core Factor table.

Intel Xeon Processor Type: 0.5

No of Cores: 4

No of Sockets/Processors: 2

Approximate Processor Cost: < Enter the Processor Cost in USD>

SQL Server Enterprise Edition:

Server Type = Intel Xeon Quad Core Dual Processor

Intel Xeon Processor Type: NA

No of Cores: 4

No of Sockets/Processors: 2

Processor Cost: < Enter the Processor Cost in USD >

Note:  This Core Factor Table is only applicable to SQL Server 2012 and BizTalk Server 2013 (or later versions). Core Factor is excluded in the saving calculator.