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Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Build, test, and deploy applications on Oracle Cloud—for free.

New Always Free services have been added, including Arm Ampere A1 Compute. For large-scale Arm development projects you can apply for OCI Arm Accelerator.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Always Free Services (0:38)

What's included with Oracle Cloud Free Tier? *

Always Free services

Services you can use for an unlimited time.

  • Two Oracle Autonomous Databases with powerful tools like Oracle APEX and Oracle SQL Developer
  • Two AMD Compute VMs
  • Up to 4 instances of ARM Ampere A1 Compute with 3,000 OCPU hours and 18,000 GB hours per month
  • Block, Object, and Archive Storage; Load Balancer and data egress; Monitoring and Notifications

Start with a US$300 cloud credit

You’ll have 30 days to use it—in addition to Always Free services.

  • Access to a wide range of Oracle Cloud services for 30 days, including Databases, Analytics, Compute, and Container Engine for Kubernetes
  • Up to eight instances across all available services
  • Up to 5 TB of storage

How it works

Use your Always Free services as long as you want with no time constraints—subject only to the capacity limits noted. When your 30-day trial period for the expanded set of services ends, you can continue using Always Free services with no interruption.

Always Free and 30-day trial instances can be seamlessly upgraded to paid at any time. Existing Oracle Cloud customers have access to Always Free services automatically—no new sign-up required.

What are Always Free cloud services?


2 AMD based Compute VMs with 1/8 OCPU** and 1 GB memory each

Arm-based Ampere A1 cores and 24 GB of memory usable as 1 VM or up to 4 VMs with 3,000 OCPU hours and 18,000 GB hours per month

2 Block Volumes Storage, 200 GB total

10 GB Object Storage – Standard

10 GB Object Storage – Infrequent Access

10 GB Archive Storage

Resource Manager: managed Terraform

5 OCI Bastions


Your choice of Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous JSON Database, or APEX Application Development. Two databases total, each with 1 OCPU** and 20 GB storage.

NoSQL Database with 133 million reads per month, 133 million writes per month, 25 GB storage per table, up to 3 tables.

Observability and Management

Monitoring: 500 million ingestion datapoints, 1 billion retrieval datapoints

Application Performance Monitoring: 1000 tracing events per hour

Logging: 10 GB per month

Notifications: 1 million sent through https per month, 1000 sent through email per month

Service Connector Hub: 2 service connectors

Additional services

Flexible Load Balancer: 1 instance, 10 Mbps

Flexible Network Load Balancer

Outbound Data Transfer: 10 TB per month

Virtual Cloud Networks (VCN): Maximum of 2 VCNs, includes IPv4 and IPv6 support

VCN Flow Logs: Up to 10 GB per month shared across OCI Logging services

Site-to-Site VPN: 50 IPSec connections

Content Management Starter Edition: 5000 assets per month

Certificates: 5 Private CA and 150 private TLS certificates

Email Delivery: 100 emails sent per day

What can I try with my 30-day, US$300 cloud credit?

  • Compute

    4,500 hours, 500 GB of storage. High-performance VMs and bare metal servers.

  • Storage

    5 TB storage. Object and block storage to store and access data at scale.

  • Containers

    4,500 hours of compute for managed Kubernetes and 500 GB of storage for highly available Docker registry. Pay only for resources in your secure and isolated cloud partition.

  • Functions

    112 million invocations and 20 million gigabyte memory-seconds of execution time.

  • Load Balancer

    30 days of 4 Gbps Load Balancer. Automatically distribute traffic and deliver scalability and fault tolerance.

  • FastConnect

    1,400 hours. Connect your data center to the cloud with a private network.

  • Autonomous Transaction Processing

    3,338 hours, 2 TB of Oracle Exadata storage. Mission-critical transaction processing made effortless; the future of database in the cloud.

  • Autonomous JSON Database

    A JSON database built for developers, featuring document APIs and ACID transactions.

  • Autonomous Data Warehouse

    3,338 hours, 2 TB of Oracle Exadata storage. Get your data warehouse deployed in seconds. Fully managed, preconfigured, and optimized.

  • NoSQL Database Cloud

    5.3 billion reads, 5.3 billion writes, 450 GB storage. Dynamically provision your read, write, or storage units. Get up and running in minutes.

  • MySQL HeatWave

    5,000 hours, 550 GB of storage. The world's most popular open source database. 100% developed, managed, and supported by the MySQL team.

  • Database

    3,338 hours, 600 GB of storage. The most complete, integrated, and secure database for any deployment.

  • Database Backup

    5 TB of Oracle Database backups. A secure, scalable, on-demand storage solution for backing up your Oracle Database to the cloud.

  • Data Safe

    Unlimited cloud targets. One paid target. 1M audit records per target. Oracle Data Safe delivers essential security capabilities for your Oracle Cloud and on-premises databases to help reduce risk and improve security.

Application Development
  • Java

    1,700 hours, 400 GB of storage. Fully managed Oracle WebLogic server.

  • Containers

    4,500 hours of compute for managed Kubernetes and 500 GB of storage for highly available Docker registry. Pay only for resources in your secure and isolated cloud partition.

  • Functions

    112 million invocations and 20 million gigabyte memory-seconds of execution time.

  • Digital Assistant

    230,000 requests. Build a simple FAQ chatbot or a sophisticated digital assistant for ERP, HCM, CX, etc., and for popular conversational interfaces like Facebook Messenger or Amazon Alexa.

  • Visual Builder

    4,700 hours. Rapidly create and deploy engaging web and mobile apps directly from the browser using a visual browser-based development environment.

  • WebLogic Server

    1,000 hours and 400 GB of Oracle WebLogic Server running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Visual Builder Studio

    4,700 hours of compute for CI/CD. Free 20 GB of storage for Git repositories, issue tracking, agile dashboard, and wikis.

  • Email Delivery

    3,100 emails sent each month for free before consuming free trial credits.

  • Blockchain Platform

    1,400 OCPU hours of Blockchain Platform Standard Edition (2 OCPUs/50 GB fixed). Easily create a blockchain instance, configure peer nodes and channels, explore samples and the low-code App Builder, and deploy and test smart contracts.

  • Analytics Cloud

    4,700 hours. The most comprehensive analytics in the cloud.

  • Data Science

    4,700 hours. Build, train, deploy, and manage machine learning models. The platform makes data science collaborative, scalable, and powerful.

Content Management
  • Content Management Cloud

    5,000 assets, 100 GB of outbound data and 100 GB of storage. Cloud-based content hub to drive omnichannel content management.

  • WebCenter Portal

    1,100 hours, 700 GB of storage. Secure enterprise portals in the cloud.

Observability and Management
  • Application Performance Monitoring

    435 hours of 100,000 tracing events per hour, including 20 synthetic monitor executions per hour. A robust implementation of a distributed tracing system as a service. Provides monitoring and alerting, diagnostics, exploration, and analytics.

  • Logging

    6 TB storage. Logging is an intuitive, centralized platform for all types of logs.

  • Logging Analytics

    600 hours, 300 GB of storage. Logging Analytics is a machine learning-based cloud service for log data from on-premises and multicloud environments.

  • Service Connector Hub

    2 service connectors. Service Connector Hub helps cloud engineers manage and move data between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services and from OCI to third-party services.

  • Identity

    18,750 consumer users. Add user authentication to your apps.

  • Data Safe

    Unlimited cloud targets. One paid target. 1M audit records per target. Oracle Data Safe delivers essential security capabilities for your Oracle Cloud and on-premises databases to help reduce risk and improve security.

  • Certificates

    Certificates is a managed TLS certificate service that allows the creation of up to 5 Certificate authorities (CA) and 150 private TLS certificates for easy deployment and renewal with integrated resources. TLS certificates are required for encrypted communication between computers.

  • Integration

    465 hours. Application integration with adapter connectivity and process automation.

  • SOA

    1,700 hours, 400 GB of storage. Build and deploy SOA-based applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    • What is Oracle Cloud Free Tier?

      Oracle Cloud Free Tier allows you to sign up for an Oracle Cloud account which provides a number of Always Free services and a Free Trial with US$300 of free credit to use on all eligible Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services for up to 30 days. The Always Free services are available for an unlimited period of time. The Free Trial services may be used until your US$300 of free credits are consumed or the 30 days has expired, whichever comes first.

    • What are Always Free services?

      Always Free services are part of Oracle Cloud Free Tier. Always Free services are available for an unlimited time. Some limitations apply. As new Always Free services become available, you will automatically be able to use those as well.

      The following services are available as Always Free:

      • AMD-based Compute
      • Arm-based Ampere A1 Compute
      • Block Volume
      • Object Storage
      • Archive Storage
      • Flexible Load Balancer
      • Flexible Network Load Balancer
      • Site-to-Site VPN
      • Autonomous Data Warehouse
      • Autonomous Transaction Processing
      • Autonomous JSON Database
      • NoSQL Database (Phoenix Region only)
      • APEX Application Development
      • Resource Manager (Terraform)
      • Monitoring
      • Notifications
      • Logging
      • Application Performance Monitoring
      • Service Connector Hub
      • Vault
      • Bastions
      • Security Advisor
      • Virtual Cloud Networks
      • Site-to-Site VPN
      • Content Management Starter Edition
      • Email Delivery
    • Who is eligible for Oracle Cloud Free Tier?

      Anyone who has previously not signed up for Oracle Cloud Free Tier or Free Trial is eligible.

    • Is Oracle Cloud Free Tier available in all countries?

      Oracle Cloud Free Tier is currently available in all regions where commercial Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service is available. See the data regions page for detailed service availability. If you are unable to find the country or territory you require, please contact Oracle Sales or Cloud Support using the Chat link in the menu bar. The Oracle Sales team can help you sign up for Oracle Cloud Free Tier.

    • How do I sign up for the Oracle Cloud Free Tier?

      You can sign up on the Oracle Cloud Free Tier sign up page.

    • What happens when my US$300 cloud credit expires or my credits are used up?

      When you've reached the end of your 30-day trial or used up your US$300 cloud credit (whichever comes first), you’ll be notified and will have a grace period of 30 days, starting from the expiration date, to upgrade to paid. You will no longer be able to create new paid resources, but your account will remain active. Your resources will continue to exist for a few days, allowing you to upgrade your account and keep your resources before they're reclaimed by Oracle. If you do not upgrade to paid by the end of the grace period, your Free Trial service instances and data will be deleted. (Note that reclaimed resources can’t be recovered—they are permanently deleted.)

      Resources identified as Always Free will not be reclaimed. After your trial expires, you'll continue to be able to use and manage your existing Always Free resources, and can create new Always Free services according to tenancy limits.

      However, if you have more Ampere A1 Compute instances provisioned than are available for an Always Free tenancy, all existing Ampere A1 instances are disabled and then deleted after 30 days, unless you upgrade to a paid account. To continue using your existing Arm-based instances as an Always Free user, before your trial ends, ensure that your total use of OCPUs and memory across all the Ampere A1 Compute instances in your tenancy is within the Always Free limit.

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* Free Tier is available worldwide. See the data regions page for detailed service availability. US$300 free credits available in select countries and valid for up to 30 days. Oracle Cloud credits are consumed at discounted rates during the 30-day promotional period. The capacity limits listed under each service are only estimates and reflect the maximum capacity you can get if you consume your entire credits on one service during the promotional period. The maximum capacity per service you get can be less if you consume multiple services. The list of services and capacity estimates are subject to change. Your credit balance is available to you in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.

** 1 OCPU on x86 CPU Architecture (AMD and Intel) = 2 vCPUs; 1 OCPU on Arm CPU Architecture (Ampere) = 1 vCPU