FOI14579 – Request for information
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.
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.
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