Why are we so excited about Oracle Database XE R2?

On June 4th Oracle released an updated version of Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Release 2 (AKA: Oracle Database XE) and the crowd went wild. Seriously, this news is as important to the folks standing around the OTN DBA/DEV Watercooler as many major database upgrades and releases.

GET IT HERE

Because it's free to develop, deploy and distribute,  Oracle Database XE is a great starter database for developers working on PHP, Java, .NET, XML and open source applications. It's also a great approach for DBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deployment. Many ISVs and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of charge look to Oracle Database XE.

Couple of guidelines to keep in mind:

Oracle Database XE  can be installed on any size host machine with any number of CPUs. It will store up to 11GB of user data, use up to 1 GB of memory and use one CPU on the host machine.

Support is provided through the Free OTN discussion forum monitored by Oracle employees and community experts.  

There's a cool Developer's Guide that delivers an excellent overview of the Oracle Database XE capabilities and serves as the entry point to the documentation set for application developers.  Here are a few quick highlights:

  • A new chapter in the developer guide covers Building Effective Applications with tips on building scalable applications, recommended programming practices and recommended security practices.  

So, go get it. And tell all your friends.

LKR 

Comments:

Post a Comment:
  • HTML Syntax: NOT allowed
About

The OTN DBA/DEV Watercooler is your official source of news covering Oracle Database technology topics and community activities from throughout the OTN Database and Developer Community. Find tips and in-depth technology information you need to master Oracle Database Administration or Application Development here. This Blog is compiled by @oracledbdev, the Oracle Database Community Manager for OTN, and features insights, tech tips and news from throughout the OTN Database Community.

Search

Archives
« May 2015
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     
1
2
3
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
16
17
18
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
      
Today