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Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ( for zLinux64

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    1. All files are in the .zip format. There is an unzip utility here if you need one.
    2. Download and unzip both files to the same directory.
    3. Installation guides and general Oracle Database 12c documentation are here.

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Grid Infrastructure ( for zLinux64

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Contains the Grid Infrastructure Software including Oracle Clusterware, Automated Storage Management (ASM), and ASM Cluster File System. Download and install prior to installing Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node, or other application software in a Grid Environment

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Global Service Manager (GSM/GDS) ( for zLinux64

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Contains the Global Service Manager Software. Download and install as part of Global Data Services (GDS) deployment.

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Examples ( for zLinux64

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Contains examples of how to use the Oracle Database. Download if you are new to Oracle and want to try some of the examples presented in the Documentation

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Client ( for zLinux64

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Contains the Oracle Client Libraries for Linux. Download if you want the client libraries only


Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.

If you are interested in the ERO program please contact Steve Jeffreys at

If you would like to explore opportunities for a research collaboration with the database team please contact Dieter Gawlick at

or Garret Swart at
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