Oracle Standard Edition One is Gone

As of 12.1.0.2, there is no longer a low-cost Standard Edition One license. From Oracle Database Licensing Information:

Note:

Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2) is available starting with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2). For 12.1.0.1, Oracle Database Standard Edition One (SE1) and Oracle Database Standard Edition (SE) are available.

That’s effectively a tripling of the price for small databases – we used to pay $5,800 list for a SE1, but now have to pay $17,500 for a SE2. It seems Oracle has stepped up its efforts to chase away smaller customers.