Quick start development with the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image

June 15, 2023 | 5 minute read
Julie Wong
Product Management Director
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A new Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image is now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). With a few clicks, this image lets you quickly and easily launch a comprehensive development environment that allows you to deploy an Oracle Linux instance with the software and tools you need to jumpstart your projects. The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image helps you increase productivity and reduce the time-consuming steps needed to set up and deploy a software development environment.

Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image x86_64

The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image is an Oracle Linux 8-based ready-to-run OCI platform image that allows you to rapidly install, configure, and launch a choice of preferred development languages, database connectors, software development kits (SDKs), and OCI client tools. It also deploys command line and GUI tools to write, debug, and run code in various languages. You can choose to deploy the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image on compatible Intel or AMD x86_64 or Arm aarch64 shapes in OCI.

The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image (x86_64) includes the following preinstalled components:

For the list of preinstalled components for the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image for Arm, refer to the documentation.

Free Oracle Linux, Java, and GraalVM support on OCI

The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image includes the following licensing and support for several premium developer tools for free when deployed on paid OCI Compute service:

  • Oracle Linux Premier Support is included with a paid OCI subscription at no extra cost. You can enjoy the highest-level support for your Oracle Linux instances in OCI, including 24/7 telephone and online technical support, access to enhancements and updates, and zero-downtime patching with Oracle Ksplice, without having to budget for operating system licensing and support costs.

  • A license and support for Oracle Java, Oracle’s widely adopted Java Development Kit (JDK), are included with paid OCI subscriptions at no extra cost. This kit includes the ability to log bugs, receive regular stability, performance, and security updates, and more.

  • Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition (EE) is included with the Java SE Universal Subscription and is supported at no extra cost with a paid OCI subscription. GraalVM Enterprise is a high-performance JDK that speeds up the performance of Java and JVM-based applications and simplifies the building and running of Java cloud native services. The optimized compiler generates faster code and uses fewer compute resources, enabling microservices to start instantly.

Kick-start development within minutes

With the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image, you can get quick access to a cloud developer environment with the necessary tools at your fingertips. The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image launched from the Oracle Cloud Console with no individual software downloads and installations required.

  1. To get started, log in to the Oracle Cloud Console. Under the navigation menu, select Compute, then Instances and Create Instance to configure the instance.

  2. Click Change image and select the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer 8 image under the Oracle Linux image category selection. Accept the image terms of usage and click Select image.

    A screenshot of the Select an image page in the Oracle Cloud Console with the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image selected.

  3. When you have completed all your instance configuration details, click Create.

When the instance is up and running, you have access to a comprehensive set of development software and tools. For more details, refer to the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image documentation.

Get started developing on OCI today

Development in the cloud is easier than ever with the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image for OCI. Start development on OCI without delay and sign up for an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account.

For more information about the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image and other resources, see the following resources:

Julie Wong

Product Management Director


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