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Oracle Database 18c XE available for Everyone

Hany Ezzat Hassan
EMEA Cloud Transformation Consultant

Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) Release 18.4.0.0.0 (18c) was released on October 19, 2018 and is now available for DBAs, developers, data scientists or anyone curious about the worlds #1 Relational Database.

For those, not familiar with the Express Edition (XE), this is the same powerful Oracle Database that enterprises rely on worldwide, packaged for simple download, ease-of-use, and a full-featured experience. You get an Oracle Database to use in any environment, plus the ability to embed and redistribute – all completely free!

Everyone can use Database XE as a private starting up sandbox for their projects!

Oracle Partner Developers, and especially ISVs looking for small footprint Database which can be embedded or distributed within their solution, are always big supporters, as Database XE allows them to better evaluate database features, prepare, test, and deliver effective prototypes or proposed solutions and proof-of-concepts for their for customers. 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.

Oracle Database 18c XE includes

  • Multi-tenant : Configure your multi-tenant container database and leverage pluggable databases isolation, agility, and economies of scale
  • In-Memory:  Support real time queries and analytics by keeping your important information in In-Memory column store .
  • Partitioning : Tables and Indexes partitioning included for better performance, availability and manageability .
  • Advanced Analytics : Get better insight from your data and leverage Data Mining SQL, R programming, and the Oracle Data Miner UI. Also take a look at Oracle Data Visualization Desktop
  • Advanced security : Protect your data and build end-to-end encrypted apps using Transparent Data Encryption & Data Redaction

Oracle Database 18c Express Editions comes with the following Resources:

  • Up to 12 GB of user data
  • Up to 2 GB of database RAM
  • Up to 2 CPU threads
  • Up to 3 Pluggable Databases

And if you don't believe it's free, take a look at more details go to the Oracle Database 18c Express Edition Licensing Information.

Learn more about Oracle Database 18c Express Edition HERE.you can get started downloading this right away HERE.

Quick Start: https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/appdev/xe/quickstart.html
XE FAQ: https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/appdev/xe/faq.html
 

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