Oracle APEX Application Development (APEX Service) is a fully managed, low-code application development platform for building and deploying modern cloud, mobile, and data-driven applications in Oracle Cloud. Business users and application developers can create enterprise applications 20X faster than coding—without having to learn complex web technologies.
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Oracle received the Customers’ Choice rating in the 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ “Voice of the Customer”: Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms for Oracle APEX.
Pique Solutions’ time and motion study finds that developers can build applications at least 20X faster with Oracle APEX compared to traditional application development methods.
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.
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.
Developers can iterate to implement changes and make enhancements—often in real time—without the need for complicated, multistep deployment.
Minimize the number of security defects in your apps—from cross-site scripting to SQL injection—with security built into the framework.
Detailed diagnostic data can help developers find defects or performance issues in applications early in the development cycle.
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.
Replaces error-prone manual operations with machine-learning–driven automation to provision, scale, secure, back up, and repair the entire application stack.
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.
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.
Scales compute resources automatically to meet throughput requirements—without any downtime—even as data volume and the number of users grows.
Provides high availability using a combination of Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle RAC, and daily automatic backups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eliminate spreadsheet sprawl and data inaccuracy with apps that can be accessed from a single, centralized location for a single source of truth.
Protect your apps with SSO, OAuth2, OpenID Connect, and more. Give apps the security most spreadsheets lack.
More than 20 fully functional, ready-to-use productivity apps for important and prevalent business scenarios.
Extend and customize prebuilt apps to meet your business needs. Easily adapt these apps to unique requirements.
Access data from diverse web services, including Oracle SaaS application REST endpoints, and manipulate results using SQL.
Quickly build web services that access Oracle Database objects using the built-in REST workshop, then generate Swagger API documentation with a single click.
Translate running application UI into multiple languages without having to duplicate logic or repackage your apps.
Easily format and display application content based on the end user's current location.
"Oracle APEX has become a critical driver of the value we provide to our customers. It allows us to both reduce costs and develop applications faster."
Shota Isshiki, bit.Labs System Architect, NRI
Build new cloud and mobile apps for a diverse range of use cases—with minimal effort.
Get a handle on rapidly expanding data with powerful, built-in charts and data visualizations.
Transform spreadsheets into fully functioning apps with autogenerated reports and data entry forms.
Get more from SaaS and packaged apps by filling in feature gaps and adding highly customized reports.
Upgrade and modernize existing Oracle Forms apps. Substitute for a contemporary, browser-based, and mobile-friendly UI.
Besides being a great solution for apps that meet internal business needs, APEX Service also can be a platform for public SaaS apps, and it can help independent software vendors (ISVs) deliver such apps. No Oracle Partner Network membership is required.
Oracle Cloud Free Tier provides APEX Service to low-code developers—free for an unlimited time.
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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Oracle APEX Application Development - Free
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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.
Ashish Mohindroo, VP of Product Management, Oracle
Oracle APEX low-code developers using Autonomous Database (ADB) and APEX Application Development (APEX Service) can now benefit from important advancements in the newest APEX release. With Oracle APEX 23.1, citizen and professional developers get access to the latest and greatest low-code application innovations.
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