Oct 10, 2019 - 06:51 AM
Oct 15, 2019 - 09:41 AM
I think the biggest challenge you have with containers is understanding what they contain to begin with. Since containers can contain a small micro service, subsystem or complete application this will be your job #1.
Next you need to understand what drives the loading and execution of the container. If the container is loaded on demand without throttling then you could find yourself paying for a lot of resources when perhaps you don't need to.
Next you need a decent analytics mechanism to determine the usage of containers and translate that back into a licensing model that makes sense.
Licensing isn't trivial in this world as you don't have a static environment to probe for license usage.
Note Oracle already have a dockerized Enterprise DBMS but the licensing is "legacy" last I looked so caveat emptor there!