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Oracle Database usage optimization in banking group



  • Oracle Database usage assessment

  • Oracle Database usage optimization

  • Contractual support


International banking group*

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A renowned European banking group* requested a database usage assessment, to allow them to optimize their budget, before renewing their Oracle contract.


The customer used various license metrics in his IT infrastructure. He needed analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, to achieve optimal optimal configuration of their software licensing.

Solution provided

  • Usage assessment: Using our knowledge and experience, we conducted the same license audit for the customer as Oracle would do, identifying potential non-compliance.

  • Usage optimization: Based on results of the assessment, we provided recommendations to address the non-compliance issues to reduce any risk to a minimum.

  • Oracle licensing education: We provided training sessions for the customer, to demonstrate how to restructure the IT environment to reach the optimum Oracle licensing conditions.

  • Contractual support: We supported the customer through the negotiation process to ensure that the contract fully covered the customer’s requirements.

Quote from the Head of IT Infrastructure Department:

We would like to express its gratitude to the contractor for the high quality and prompt work done for analyzing Oracle software license use. The project comprised preparation of a comprehensive report on the current license infrastructure landscape, including an analysis of the products in use, their qualitative and quantitative evaluation, identification of areas where the use of the products could be optimized and calculation of the potential financial effect of the changes made. The recommendations obtained helped us in making informed and economically justified decisions for the further development of the company’s information systems.

We would like to thank all the employees of the contractor who participated in the project for their professionalism, and we highly appreciate the work done. We look forward to further cooperation in the sphere of the company’s IT infrastructure software licensing.



  • Before the our work, the cost of Oracle licenses was over $25mm. After we carried out our service, it was reduced to $18mm according to Oracle’s price list.

  • The customer avoided costs of approximately $1-1.5mm in real money for the Oracle software licensing.

  • The customer concluded a ULA deal with his own conditions, and justified its cost for Oracle.


Andrey Khodunov worked for Oracle for more than 15 years, 11 of them in Oracle License Management Services (LMS), an Oracle division that performs license audits and other software licensing services.

Performed hundreds of audits for large and small enterprises. Worked in different 
industries, regions and with multiple teams in Oracle and customers.

After Oracle Andrey worked as Director of software licensing in a large company from the financial sector where he obtained a deep understanding of internal customer processes and the place of software license management.

Over 30 years in IT. Professional certifications: ITIL, PRINCE2, PMP, CSAM.

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* This document describes a real customer case. To protect sensitive customer's information all direct identifiers, e.g., name, location and other details of the project have been removed.

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