Mac Daddy: Oracle Database 10g Rel 2 for Mac OS X/Intel 64-bit

I was really happy to receive an email from the porting team today; reads in part:

10.2.0.4 Database (Single Instance) Release for Apple MAC OS X on Intel x86-64 is now available for download on OTN.

The physical media is to be dropped off to M&D next week.

This is a 64-bit release and provides a 32-bit client bundle as well for 32-bit customer applications. Also, available now are the 32-bit and 64-bit instant client downloads for 10.2.0.4.

The database is supported on the latest MAC OSX release - MAC OS X Leopard 10.5.4.

Thus, we finally have an Oracle Database Server release on Mac OS X/Intel. This is a happy day for a lot of people; I can only bask in their joy.

Update (4/13): Oracle ACE Raimonds Simanovskis (@rsim) has published a useful installation guide in his blog.

Comments:

AWESOME! Now I don't need to run Oracle in a VM on my dev box... that should save a few cycles ;-)

Posted by bex on April 10, 2009 at 12:57 AM PDT #

Yatta!!! I installed Oracle10g R2 on my MacBook :)

Posted by discus on April 20, 2009 at 04:50 AM PDT #

This is excellent news. Oracle need to keep up the multiplatform approach. How about 11g next?

Posted by Andy Middleditch on April 24, 2009 at 12:21 AM PDT #

Did this work for any of you? I was still under the impression that you could only run under "OS X Server". Did any of you get it to run under regular "OS X"? Did it need any special tweaks to get it running?

Posted by Eric Bergerson on May 11, 2009 at 02:40 AM PDT #

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