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APEX Application Development

Oracle APEX Application Development (APEX Service) is a fully managed, low-code application development platform for building and deploying modern, data-driven applications in Oracle Cloud. Business users and application developers can create enterprise applications 38X faster than coding—without having to learn complex web technologies.

Introduction to Oracle APEX

See how Oracle APEX enables both business users and application developers to build scalable, secure enterprise apps–with minimal coding—in minutes.

Build Applications Faster with Low Code

Join Oracle APEX creators Michael Hichwa and Joel Kallman at a Virtual Summit. Find out how Oracle APEX is faster, lower cost, and worry-free in building enterprise apps with little to no programming.

Build Applications 38X Faster

Pique Solutions time and motion study finds that developers can build applications 38X faster with Oracle APEX compared to traditional application development methods.

Oracle APEX Named as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms

Why choose APEX Service?

Rapid application development

Low-code development

A guided approach with a rich, browser-based, intuitive graphical interface accelerates application creation. Powerful UI components enable users to add a high level of functionality to apps with limited coding.

Absolutely responsive

Applications built with APEX are fully responsive. Components such as forms, charts, and reports work seamlessly across varying screen resolutions while maintaining the same functionality without any additional code.

Agile development

Developers can iterate to implement changes and make enhancements—often in real time—without the need for complicated, multistep deployment.

Build apps with confidence

Minimize the number of security defects in your apps—from cross-site scripting to SQL injection—with security built into the framework.

Code instrumentation and tracing

Detailed diagnostic data can help developers find defects or performance issues in applications early in the development cycle.

Future-proof apps with a converged database

Build modern, data-driven applications using a converged database, which supports all modern data types including relational, JSON, spatial, and more. Integrate data from both local and remote data sources using REST interfaces.


Autonomous operations

Automated management

Replaces error-prone manual operations with machine-learning–driven automation to provision, scale, secure, back up, and repair the entire application stack.

Consistent high performance

Delivers consistent, high performance with a unique in-database application architecture, automated database tuning, and indexing capabilities of Autonomous Database and purpose-built Exadata hardware.

Streamlined architecture

Increases developer productivity, scalability, and performance of applications due to a highly streamlined architecture. Automatically manages session state, resolves application logic, and manipulates data directly in the database with nearly zero latency data access.

Auto scaling

Scales compute resources automatically to meet throughput requirements—without any downtime—even as data volume and the number of users grows.

Always online

Provides high availability using a combination of Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle RAC, and daily automatic backups.

Easy administration

Easy-to-use management through the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console, public REST APIs, and Software Development Kits (SDKs) allows users to perform the most common tasks such as setting up governance and analyzing usage/billing.


Lower costs

Pay-per-use subscription model

Optimize innovation and cost savings by matching cloud resources to your changing business needs with online elastic scaling. Only pay for the resources you consume with a true pay-per-use experience.

All-inclusive pricing—no per application, per user fees

Build applications without limitations. Unlike other low-code platform cloud providers, there are no hidden or additional usage fees per application, developer, or end user.

Free version you can use for an unlimited time

A small Always Free version of APEX Service in Oracle Cloud Free Tier makes it easy to get familiar with the service at no cost. If applications evolve to require additional power, then a single click upgrades free APEX Service in-place to the full paid version, where you can elastically augment compute and storage resources.


Powerful data visualization

Faceted Search

Faceted Search enables users to quickly search and filter data. Empower users to see data in new ways and discover fresh insights with just a few clicks.

Dynamic charts

Powerful chart and visualization capabilities are fully HTML5 capable and work on any modern browser. Oracle JET provides a modular, open source charting toolkit for developers.

Interactive reports

The interactive report component enables users to effortlessly customize the data they see in a way that uniquely satisfies their needs, all with zero coding.

Cards components

Unlock a powerful new way to present data using cards. The cards component provides easy customization of appearance including icons, badges, media, advanced HTML expressions, and the ability to define multiple actions per card.


Transform spreadsheets

Spreadsheet to web app—in minutes

With just a few clicks, transform a spreadsheet into a fully functional app with customizable dashboards, charts, reports, and forms. Easily access and maintain your data from a web app.

Enforce data integrity and accuracy

Eliminate spreadsheet sprawl and data inaccuracy with apps that can be accessed from a single, centralized location for a single source of truth.

Enable authentication and authorization

Protect your apps with SSO, OAuth2, OpenID Connect, and more. Give apps the security most spreadsheets lack.


Prebuilt productivity apps

Ready-to-use apps

More than 20 fully functional, ready-to-use productivity apps for important and prevalent business scenarios.

Extendable apps

Extend and customize prebuilt apps to meet your business needs. Easily adapt these apps to unique requirements.


REST data access

Consume web services

Access data from diverse web services, including Oracle SaaS application REST endpoints, and manipulate results using SQL.

Provide REST APIs

Quickly build web services that access Oracle Database objects using the built-in REST workshop, then generate Swagger API documentation with a single click.


Globalization and localization

Translation

Translate running application UI into multiple languages without having to duplicate logic or repackage your apps.

Localization

Easily format and display application content based on the end user's current location.


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Telecom giant Telstra empowers business users and application developers with Oracle APEX

"We’re able to offer our customers a single pane of glass to do all their app development without provisioning a single virtual machine or database. We give them a managed environment where they can create and deploy applications quickly—and we have saved millions doing it."

Tony Kirn, Team Engineer Senior Lead, Telstra

APEX Service use cases

  • Opportunistic apps

    Build opportunistic apps for diverse use cases with minimal to no coding. Quickly iterate on apps to meet evolving business requirements.

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  • Spreadsheet replacement

    Transform your spreadsheets into fully functioning apps with auto-generated reports and forms for data entry.

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  • Data sharing

    Create apps for external users, such as business partners and customers. Optionally provide REST endpoints to share application data.

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  • Oracle Forms modernization

    Upgrade and modernize existing Oracle Forms apps. Substitute for contemporary, browser-based, and mobile-friendly UI based on Oracle APEX.

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  • Public SaaS and ISV applications

    Besides being a great solution for applications that meet internal business needs, APEX Service also can be a platform for public SaaS apps, and it can help Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to quickly deliver apps to their customers. No membership in Oracle Partner Network is required.

Freedom to build: New Always Free APEX Service available in Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud Free Tier provides APEX Service to low-code developers—free for an unlimited time.

APEX pricing

APEX Service provides everything you need for low-code APEX application development and deployment—all at a low, entry-level price. Simply choose the amount of compute resources (the number of OCPUs of Oracle APEX Application Development) and storage resources (the terabytes of Autonomous Transaction Processing—Exadata Storage) that you need. There are no extra costs based on the number of APEX apps, workspaces, developer accounts, or application end users. Data transfer into and out of the service (ingress and egress) is included at no extra cost.

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*To make it easier to compare pricing across cloud service providers, Oracle web pages show both vCPU (virtual CPUs) prices and OCPU (Oracle CPU) prices for products with compute-based pricing. The products themselves, provisioning in the portal, billing, etc. continue to use OCPU (Oracle CPU) units. OCPUs represent physical CPU cores. Most CPU architectures, including x86, execute two threads per physical core, so 1 OCPU is the equivalent of 2 vCPUs for x86-based compute. The per-hour OCPU rate customers are billed at is therefore twice the vCPU price since they receive two vCPUs of compute power for each OCPU, unless it’s a sub-core instance such as preemptible instances. Additional details supporting the difference between OCPU vs. vCPU can be accessed here.

Announcing New Oracle APEX Application Development for Low-Code Developers

Todd Bottger, Director of Product Management, Oracle

Starting today, January 13th, 2021, Oracle unleashes a new Oracle Application Express (APEX) service for rapidly building and deploying modern, data-driven applications in Oracle Cloud.

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Additional Oracle APEX deployment options

In addition to APEX Service, Oracle APEX can be deployed in a variety of environments to meet specific organizational needs, such as highest operational control or maximum workload isolation.

Personal database


Develop Oracle APEX applications on a laptop for free with Oracle Database Express Edition.


On-premises in your data center


The flexible architecture of Oracle APEX enables a single database instance to act as an internal platform as a service (PaaS), providing a hosted, multidepartment, self-service, application development and deployment platform on your intranet.


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)


Oracle APEX is supported on all Oracle Database Cloud Services with flexible configurations—from virtual machines to bare metal to Oracle Engineered Systems—including other third-party clouds that support Oracle Database.


Autonomous Database


Oracle APEX is preconfigured and fully managed on Oracle Autonomous Database running in Oracle Cloud. It is available in workload-optimized database services, such as Autonomous Transaction Processing, Autonomous Data Warehouse, and Autonomous JSON Database.


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