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FOI14579 – Request for information

Request

Thank you for your email of 10 August 2015, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act FOIA 2000:

1. Do you currently make use of any Oracle products? If so, which?

2. What is the quantity of licensed users split by each Oracle product used by your organisation?

3. What is the value of your current Oracle contracts, split by product?

4. Do you outsource your Oracle projects, services or maintenance to an external supplier? If so, whom? When does that contract expire?

5. In 2013, the Cabinet Office appointed an Open Standards Board to drive the use of Open Source across Government. Which Open Source databases have you (a) deployed since 2013 and (b) have firm plans to deploy within the next 18 months as alternatives to Oracle products?

Please note, by Oracle products I mean commercially licensed Oracle software products, for example any of the Oracle Database products (https://www.oracle.com/database/products.html) or any of their Middleware products such as Oracle WebLogic.

Our response

I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold some of the information you have requested to respond to your information request. Where the information is not held, this is stated.

1. I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold this information. Ordnance Survey does make use of Oracle products and uses the Oracle products that are listed in the attached table (PDF).

2. I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold this information. The quantities of licensed users split by each Oracle product are listed in the attached table. Please note that some of the products are not licensed per user so I have included the number of processor licenses for those items.

3. I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold this information because the current contract is held by the Cabinet Office and not Ordnance Survey.

4. I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold this information. Ordnance Survey does not outsource Oracle projects, services or maintenance to an external supplier because Oracle provides Ordnance Survey maintenance and other services that are required.

5. I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold this information. Ordnance Survey has deployed Postgres databases since 2013 and Ordnance Survey will continue to deploy this type of database as well as Oracle databases for the foreseeable future.

I hope the above is of use to you.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
Southampton
SO16 0AS

Email: foi@os.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Email: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 for advice, Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your enquiry.

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