Oracle Database Free

Oracle Database 23c Free is the same, powerful Oracle Database that businesses throughout the world rely on. It offers a full-featured experience and is packaged for ease of use and simple download—for free.

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Whether you are a developer, a data scientist, a DBA, an educator, or just interested in databases, Oracle Database 23c Free is the ideal way to get started. It provides native support for all modern data types, analytics, and the latest development paradigms—all built into one product.

"The Micronaut team has already adopted Oracle Database 23c and is excited about the possibilities the new JSON Relational Duality views feature opens up. The ability to selectively treat data as JSON or relational while maintaining the power of SQL is fantastic. We are working on exciting innovations coming to Micronaut Data JDBC that simplify application development further with Oracle Database 23c."

Graeme Rocher Co-founder and Director, Micronaut Foundation

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"Oracle Database 23c Free is designed to remove obstacles to developer access, allowings devs to define the ecosystem without requiring permission. This is a radical departure for Oracle."

James Governor

Analyst and Co-founder, RedMonk
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"Oracle’s JSON Relational Duality, is perhaps one of the most important innovations in information science in 20 years."

Carl Olofson

Research Vice President-Data Management Software, IDC
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"Under the “App Simple” motto, Oracle not only gives developers the opportunity to experiment and be more productive but helps boost the “shift left” initiatives."

Alexei Balaganski

Lead Analyst and CTO, KuppingerCole Analysts
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"Oracle Database 23c simplifies the development process with the ability to unify relational data and JSON documents."

Ron Westfall

Senior Analyst and Research Director, FUTURUM

What’s included in Oracle Database 23c Free?

The complete developer functionality of Oracle’s converged database, plus the following:

JSON Relational Duality

Build apps in either relational or JSON paradigms with a single source of truth and benefit from the strengths of both—relational and document models. Data is stored once but can be accessed, written, and modified with either approach.

JavaScript stored procedures

Create high performance, data-driven apps by writing JavaScript stored procedures (powered by GraalVM) and importing existing JavaScript libraries into the database. Minimize round trips to the database by executing business logic directly in the data tier.

JSON Schemas

Use industry-standard JSON Schemas to ensure only valid data is inserted into a JSON column.

Property Graphs

Find and analyze relationships, predict trends, and discover lightning-fast insights using database-native property graphs views. Use new SQL-standard property graph queries to run graph analytics on top of relational and JSON data.

SQL Domains

Bring domain knowledge closer to the data by describing the intended use of data centrally and ensuring data is handled consistently across applications.

Annotations

Annotate common data model attributes for tables, columns, views, indexes, and more, providing a central, lightweight, declarative facility to register and exchange usage properties across apps.

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  • Up to 12 GB of user data
  • Up to 2 GB of database RAM
  • Up to 2 CPU threads

Why use Oracle Database Free?

Looking for the right database for your next development project? Learn more about Oracle Database using Oracle Database Free.

      • Looking for the right database for your next development project? Oracle Database Free gives you access to the newest features that simplify development.
      • Connect Oracle Database to your favorite programming languages and dev environments, including Java, .NET, Python, Node.js, Go, PHP, C/C++, and more.
      • Learn SQL on the world's leading relational database or experiment with Oracle's native support for JSON documents and spatial and graph data.
      • Use free dev tools and IDEs from Oracle, including SQL Developer, SQLcl, and SQL Developer Data Modeler.
      • Install free Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) to REST-enable your database. For low-code app development, run Oracle APEX on top of ORDS and Oracle Database at no extra cost to rapidly build data-centric web apps that look beautiful in mobile and desktop browsers.
      • Test-drive advancements in Oracle Database that make life easier for DBAs and other administrators using Oracle Database Free. With Oracle Database Free, any administrator can benefit from experimenting with many of the advanced features of Oracle Database.
      • Manage multiple Oracle Databases in one place with Oracle Multitenant pluggable databases.
      • Accelerate database queries using table partitions.
      • Get more from database storage with data compression.
      • Back up your whole database using Oracle Recovery Manager.
      • For security and compliance, encrypt data at rest with transparent data encryption, set database audit policies to track data access, and configure Oracle Database Vault to prevent unauthorized access by privileged users.
      • Oracle Database provides data scientists with sheer analytic power, and Oracle Database Free has it all. Here’s some of the functionality it offers.
      • Dramatically accelerate queries on large data sets using Oracle In-Memory column store.
      • Reduce complex analysis to concise SQL statements with advanced analytics, including SQL Server Data Mining.
      • Build your analysis graphically in Oracle’s free data miner UI.
      • Quickly load data into your database using Data Pump, SQL*Loader, external tables, or SQL Developer.
      • If you prefer R programming, Oracle Database supports that too.
      • Teachers and students can freely use Oracle Database Free for database curriculum and instruction. Students can install it on a laptop to work wherever, whenever they like—instead of than being tethered to a computer lab.
      • Suite of courseware available from Oracle Academy.
      • No licensing costs.
      • Easy to install.
      • A full-featured database.
      • In need of a database with all the newest features and a small footprint? Look no further than Oracle Database 23c Free.
      • Embed in your software.
      • Distribute with your software.
      • Install on customer premises for proof of concept.
      • Deliver comprehensive prototypes to your prospects.
      • Oracle Database Free is well suited to users large and small. For example:
      • Startups working on a limited budget who need to begin development immediately.
      • Nonprofits and other organizations who want an Oracle Database, but don’t need a fully supported edition.
      • Software developers needing to demonstrate their apps to customers.
      • Anyone who wants a private sandbox for database evaluation, testing, and proof-of-concept projects.
APRIL 3, 2023

Introducing Oracle Database 23c Free

Gerald Venzl, Senior Director of Product Manager, Oracle

Oracle Database 23c Free is a new, free offering of the industry-leading Oracle Database that enterprises worldwide rely on every day. It can be downloaded straight from the Internet with no oracle.com user account or license click-through requirements, enabling simple and fast access to the world’s only converged database that supports all data models and workload types.

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