By oracletechnet on Sep 02, 2011
Oracle Database XE, which was initially based on Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code when it was released in 2007, was a major success in introducing Oracle Database technology to new users. It was easy to install, easy to manage, and easy to build lightweight Web apps with. And, no small thing, it was free (gratis) - to use or distribute.
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Express Edition, now available, picks up where the previous release left off. For a quick summary, see this TechCast we recently recorded during the Beta period with Kris Rice, XE's chief architect:
We think you'll enjoy the "easy" ethos of this new release as much as you did with the previous one. Plus, you'll get an introduction to Oracle Database 11g Release 2 features such as Universal Connection pooling - see here for a full list. Note that the storage limit has increased to 11GB (from 4 GB) as well.