Oracle releases free database

Oracle seems to have finally responded to the growing presence of free and open source databases in the small and mid-size segment. The Oracle site is now offering Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Beta Release for download on Windows and Linux.

Although there seems to be no formal press release or announcement anywhere on the Oracle site as yet, news stories elsewhere suggested that the Express Edition will be available for free.

ZDNet reports that “The latest edition is the same as other databases in Oracle’s lineup but is limited in usage. It can only run servers with one processor, with 4GB of disk memory and 1GB of memory.”

For more technical info check out the Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Tutorial and the Getting Started Guide.

In his blog, Steve Muench says that “For easy Java/J2EE development, our free JDeveloper 10g development environment works great with Oracle 10g Express Edition, too.” While Sergio Leunissen says that “I guarantee you that you’ve never seen a database up and running this quickly”

Earlier this month, IBM released a free versionof DB2 and MySQL released 5.0. A free version of SQLServer is also likely to be released next month.

Lots of action happening in the free DB space. So how does one decide which free DB to use?

Reference:
>> Download Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Beta Release

Related:
>> Oracle Application Server is is definitely the best application server for Oracle Database
>> JDeveloper is the most comprehensive Java IDE available
>> Oracle OpenWorld Day 1 – Xtreme weekend – EJB3 and Annotations

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26 thoughts on “Oracle releases free database

  • March 17, 2009 at 3:19 am
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  • June 26, 2008 at 2:26 am
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    i want free oracla 10 g software if u know the link pls sems me

  • June 26, 2008 at 2:26 am
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    i want free oracla 10 g software if u know the link pls sems me

  • May 18, 2008 at 10:13 am
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    I’m interested to know about OracleG Software. This forums is good to know more information.

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  • May 18, 2008 at 10:13 am
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    I’m interested to know about OracleG Software. This forums is good to know more information.

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  • May 18, 2008 at 2:25 am
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    You may access the online documentation, the Oracle Technology Network site, and the comp.databases.oracle Usenet discussion group. The Oracle Technet site offers downloads of full-featured evaluation software. Users can also check the Oracle FAQ site before posting questions to forums, mailing lists, etc. So that you will know about the Oracle 10G software.
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  • May 18, 2008 at 2:25 am
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    You may access the online documentation, the Oracle Technology Network site, and the comp.databases.oracle Usenet discussion group. The Oracle Technet site offers downloads of full-featured evaluation software. Users can also check the Oracle FAQ site before posting questions to forums, mailing lists, etc. So that you will know about the Oracle 10G software.
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  • October 26, 2007 at 12:36 am
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  • October 26, 2007 at 12:36 am
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  • April 19, 2006 at 1:06 am
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    🙂 hi,
    I am doing training in oracle corp.I want to know more about oracle release in ERP and CRM.
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  • April 19, 2006 at 1:06 am
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    🙂 hi,
    I am doing training in oracle corp.I want to know more about oracle release in ERP and CRM.
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  • October 31, 2005 at 7:01 am
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    Bah to MySQL I say! I’ve used it for years, and I’m sick of dealing with its shortcomings. Use Postgres instead! 🙂

    Bryan

  • October 31, 2005 at 7:01 am
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    Bah to MySQL I say! I’ve used it for years, and I’m sick of dealing with its shortcomings. Use Postgres instead! 🙂

    Bryan

  • October 31, 2005 at 2:37 am
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    MySQL is free and open source, has all the features you would want and has great tools support.

  • October 31, 2005 at 2:37 am
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    MySQL is free and open source, has all the features you would want and has great tools support.

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