We put together an historical overview of the most important changes that have taken place over the years with regards to the development of Oracle Warehouse Builder and its associated license requirements:
2000 - In May 2000, Oracle released “Warehouse Builder” and ”Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) Integrator for SAP”. As part of the „Warehouse Builder” license, Oracle granted end users the restricted right to make use of Workflow Enterprise Edition and „Transparent Gateways for IBM DRDA, Informix, MS SQL Server, and Sybase” to provide Non-Mainframe sources for data marts and data warehouses created by Oracle Warehouse Builder. In order to make use of Oracle Warehouse Builder Integrator for SAP for Oracle 8i, end users were required to license the Warehouse Builder separately.
2001 - Oracle decided to no longer sell Warehouse Builder and OWB Integrator for SAP as separate licensable programs. Instead, Oracle bundled both programs as part of its „Internet Developer Suite” licenses, licensed on a Named User Plus metric.
2006 - Oracle decided to bundle the Warehouse Builder Core ETL functionalities as part of the different Oracle Database Editions (Standard Edition One, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition), and to separate the functionalities of Oracle Warehouse Builder into four different parts, each with its own license implications: