Oracle Database 23c Free – Developer Release is a new, free offering of the industry-leading Oracle Database that enterprises worldwide rely on every day. It can be downloaded straight from the Internet with no oracle.com user account or license click-through requirements, enabling simple and fast access to the world’s only converged database that supports all data models and workload types.
Oracle Database 23c Free – Developer Release is packaged for ease of use and a full-featured experience, making it the perfect entry-level database for anyone who wants to build and run data-driven apps. Its built-in upward compatibility with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and Oracle Database cloud services ensures that users can move to any other Oracle Database offering anytime.
Also offering Always Free Autonomous Database, Oracle remains the only vendor to provide a converged database platform both in the cloud and on-premises, entirely free-of-charge.
“Developers are the most important constituency in tech decision making today. Therefore getting tools into their hands with a minimum of friction is more important than ever. Oracle Database 23c Free – Developer Release is designed to remove obstacles to developer access, allowing devs to define the ecosystem without requiring permission. This is a radical departure for Oracle,” said James Governor, co-founder of RedMonk.
Responding to the demand from developers worldwide for access to the newest features of its next-generation converged database, Oracle is, for the first time ever, releasing the next version of the Oracle Database to the developer community first, with Oracle Database 23c Free – Developer Release.
Developers now have a head-start to build new applications and enhance existing ones with innovative 23c features that simplify development of modern data-driven apps. The entire feature set of Oracle Database 23c is planned to be generally available within the next 12 months.
“With Oracle Database 23c Free—Developer Release, developers get early access to new app dev features highlighted by JSON Relational Duality. This release finally gives developers an opportunity to try out a feature that unifies and synchronizes the documents and relational worlds. It enables developers and data engineers to access formats for each use case without worrying about data structure, data mapping, data consistency or performance tuning. They can now also run graph analytics on top of both relational and JSON data. Oracle’s JSON Relational Duality, a truly revolutionary solution, is perhaps one of the most important innovations in information science in 20 years,” said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, Data Management Software, IDC.
Gerald Venzl is a Senior Director of Product Manager for Oracle. During his career, Gerald has worked as a Developer, DBA, Performance Tuner, Software Architect, Consultant and Enterprise Architect prior to his current role, while still being active as a developer in his free time and on open source projects. This allowed Gerald to live several different lives in the IT sector, providing him with a solid understanding of the concerns in these individual areas while gaining a holistic view overall. Gerald focuses on advocating how to build systems that provide flexibility yet still meet the needs of the users.