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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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Comments ( 15 )
  • Jason Aughenbaugh Saturday, October 20, 2018
    First Great stuff!

    But when can we expect a version we can install onto Windows platforms. This version has been there since the first XE was published.

    Additionally, the 11g XE page is now gone with no possible way for windows users to get a copy they can install anymore.
  • Sandeep Kumar Sunday, October 21, 2018
    Thanks Oracle,

    Oracle 18C XE is the most awaited product from oracle.
    waiting for the windows version.

  • Shaik Musthaga Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Is it available for windows?
  • Aliaksandr Pautaran Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Many thanks. Just in time for our migration project :)
  • Gordan Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Oracle 18 c xe work good, I just have problem with oracle apex 5, I was install it, but apex server dont work on port 8080/pls/apex. (https://localhost:5500/em work perfect too!)
  • Oracle Friday, October 26, 2018
    Availability of XE on windows will be announced in due course
  • Arbind Karna Friday, October 26, 2018
    Most awaiting feature!! Thanks Oracle!!!
  • Mohidul Islam Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Windows Version plz.
  • Tomas Torres Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Great news for all of us! Great opportunity to keep training jr team members on the database and better yet on the newest version!

    Linux version is ok for now, but waiting for windows one.
  • Mike Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Is the 12 GB limit per PDB? And you can have 3 PDB's? Please let me know.
  • Wills Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Mike, it's 12GB overall across PDBs (with 3 PDBs max).
  • Alex McMahon Monday, November 12, 2018
    Is Partitioning supported in 18c XE then? Previously this has been optional extra for enterprise edition only right? Is this still the case for 18c? Bit odd that it's Enterprise and XE but not for SE2.
  • Paul Thursday, November 29, 2018
    18c XE for Windows ?
  • Bilal Thursday, February 7, 2019
    Thanks Oracle!!! Hope will get soon for Windows.
  • TZ Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Oracle Database 18c Express Edition for Windows x64 is available:


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