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  • October 20, 2018

Oracle Database 18c XE now available!

William Hardie
Vice President

Heads up! DBAs and developers will be delighted to learn that Oracle Database 18c Express Edition (XE) is now available for download, development and deployment. 

Oracle Database 18c XE is a free, community supported edition of the world’s most popular Database, and this release brings even more Oracle Database power to the community. CPU and memory limits have doubled to 2 CPUs and 2GB of RAM (respectively), and now supports up to 12GB of user data. Oracle Database 18c XE  also includes key database features such as; pluggable databases, in-memory column store, compression, spatial & graph support, encryption and redaction, partitioning,  analytic views, and more.

Oracle Database is a true multi-model database, providing support for Relational, JSON, XML, Graph, Spatial, Object, and Key/Value data, all of which developers can use with Oracle Database 18c XE. And, applications written in Java, JavaScript, Python, .NET, Go, PHP, C/C++, and other programming languages can leverage Oracle Database 18c XE. When combined with Oracle REST Data Services, data access also can be REST-enabled, allowing interaction with the data over standard RESTful web services. In addition, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Oracle’s popular low-code app development platform, can be easily deployed on top of Oracle Database 18c XE.

All of these capabilities make Oracle Database 18c XE the ideal free database to use for developing and building cutting edge data driven applications. It is also an excellent platform for DBAs to educate themselves about the latest advancements that Oracle Database 18c provides. Oracle Database 18c XE is fully compatible with other Oracle Database on-prem and in-cloud releases, making it easy to scale up to other editions and Oracle Cloud Database Services, including Autonomous Database, as required.

Whether you are a developer, a DBA, a data scientist, an educator, or just curious to learns what's new, Oracle Database 18c Express Edition (XE) is the ideal way to get started. Click here for more information, or click here to download.

 

 

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