Free Autonomous Database — now with free training and certification

October 27, 2021 | 3 minute read
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Free Autonomous Database – now with free training and certification 


Oracle Autonomous Database is an all-in-one cloud database solution for all data management workloads. It eliminates the complexity of operating and securing Oracle Database, while providing the highest levels of performance, scalability, and availability.

Always Free services for Oracle Autonomous Database make it much easier to build, test and deploy cloud database instances without any time constraints. 


Developers, DBAs, data analysts, and data engineers can now get a complete cloud database experience for free — without worrying about losing their work. Whether you are evaluating cloud databases for an upcoming project, needing a free database for a small project, or learning to build new skills, we have simplified the "getting started" process. 


Always Free services for Oracle Autonomous Database provide unlimited time use of -


  • Two Oracle Autonomous Databases total, each with 1OCPU and 20GB storage. You can choose Autonomous Transaction Processing, Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous JSON Database, or APEX Application development.
  • Two AMD-based Compute VMs with 1/8 OCPU and 1 GB memory each.
  • Up to 4 instances of Ampere Arm A1 Compute
  • Block, Object, and Archive Storage; Load Balancer and data egress; Monitoring and Notifications
  • In addition, get US$300 in credit and try a wide range of Oracle Cloud services for 30 days for free


Using Oracle’s Always Free program, Wilson’s Truck Lines whipped up an application instance in just 30 minutes. Then, using the Oracle Application Express (APEX) low-code development environment and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, in only two days the team built a pilot application that was equivalent to the one that had taken months to build with AWS.




With the following hands-on labs, you can quickly try various capabilities and learn the basics of Autonomous Database:


Once you have learned to deploy and administer Autonomous Databases, you can get free certification and become an Autonomous Database Specialist.


With Always Free you don't have to worry about an unexpected bill. You must explicitly upgrade to a paid account. If you just want the Always Free databases, you don’t have to upgrade. 


If you want to test out the paid level of services in addition to Always Free, there's a free 30-day trial period with $300 of credits, but anything you create is deleted at the end of the trial if you decide not to upgrade. Existing Oracle Cloud customers have access to Always Free services automatically—no new sign up is required.


With Autonomous Database you can use a single database for all types of data and workloads, while reducing the costs of managing, securing, and maintaining your databases. We hope you enjoy Always Free services for Autonomous Database, and look forward to your success



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Amit Satoor

Senior Director Product Marketing - Oracle Autonomous Database.

Started my career as a Novell LAN software developer in the last century but have been working in databases since the beginning of this century, primarily in product management and product marketing. Before this role, I worked on SAP HANA, Sybase ASE, IQ, SQL Anywhere, and many related big data products and applications.

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