Base Database Service

Oracle Base Database Service runs Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition workloads on flexible virtual machine (VM) shapes in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The service provides automated database lifecycle management that reduces administration, built-in low-code application development that accelerates new application deployment, and compute scaling with pay-as-you-go pricing that lowers costs.

Oracle Database@Azure debuts in Europe

Customers can now sign up for Oracle Database@Azure in the Microsoft Azure Germany West Central region. Oracle and Microsoft have announced plans to offer the service in additional cloud regions, including in India, Italy, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates, bringing the Oracle Database@Azure planned availability footprint to 15 regions globally.

A scalable, full-featured Oracle Database service

See how Base Database Service helps organizations succeed.

Easily build modern apps with less code using Oracle APEX at no additional cost.

Pay-as-you-go with license included and Bring Your Own License (BYOL) pricing options.

Protect databases in real time and recover faster with the fully managed Oracle Database Autonomous Recovery Service.

Meet flexible workload and storage demands by independently scaling compute and storage.

Reduce labor and the risk of human error with built-in database lifecycle automation.

Protect databases from failures and disasters with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Data Guard.

Why choose Base Database Service

Oracle Base Database service provides optimized Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) resources with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition capabilities that deliver predictably fast performance, high availability, and secure deployment. The service provides Oracle Database’s converged capabilities that support virtually any data type, database workload, and development style. It helps developers accelerate the creation and deployment of new and enhanced applications with built-in low-code development tools and support for OCI DevOps. The service is fully compatible with on-premises editions and includes functionality such as Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, Machine Learning, Spatial, Graph and security features at no extra charge.

  • Simplified

    Simplified with built-in low-code development tools, Oracle Database 23c innovations such as JSON-relational duality, and support for OCI DevOps.

  • Flexible

    Flexible AMD, Intel, and Ampere virtual machine shapes and high performance OCI block volume storage satisfy a broad range of application and business requirements.

  • Full compatibility

    Includes Enterprise Edition features such as Oracle RAC to enable migration of existing workloads to the cloud.

  • Multilevel security

    Multilevel security helps protect databases with always-on encryption, the Oracle Data Safe database security console, and robust OCI safeguards.

Service editions

All service editions include Oracle Transparent Data Encryption, Oracle APEX, Machine Learning, Spatial, and Graph capabilities at no cost, allowing developers to easily add in-database capabilities to existing applications or create new ones.

  • Standard Edition includes Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 and provides flexible virtual machine infrastructure with consumption-based pricing.
  • Enterprise Edition includes Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Data Masking and Subsetting Pack, Diagnostics and Tuning Packs, and Real Application Testing.
  • Enterprise Edition High Performance extends Enterprise Edition with multitenant, partitioning, advanced compression, advanced security, label security, Database Vault, OLAP, Database Lifecycle Management Pack, and Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database.
  • Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance further extends Enterprise Edition High Performance with In-Memory Database, Active Data Guard, Real Application Clusters, and Sharding for higher service levels.

Base Database Service customers' success stories

Charles Taylor

Implemented a multicloud architecture with databases running on Base Database Service with higher performance and security with a maximum available architecture implementation.


Implemented their construction ERP service with Base Database Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. They simplified their infrastructure by replacing more than 10 software packages and databases with a single application while achieving dependable, repeatable results.

Delphy cultivates a global clientele with a complete Oracle Cloud stack

"As our business evolved, OCI proved to be the ideal solution for moving all our workloads to the cloud. Across our development, data science, and application delivery activities, OCI provides the most flexible, scalable, and cost-effective cloud platform."

Klaas van Egmond
Cultivation Engineer, Delphy

Phiten boosts database performance 40X with Base Database Service

"After we migrated our on-premises databases, which are vital in running our sales management system, to the Oracle Base Database Service on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, processing performance improved by leaps and bounds. The performance we’re seeing now is incredible."

Sadaya Nakayama
Executive Officer, Head of Public Preparation/Legal Affairs, Phiten

Sedar Global

Replaced Amazon RDS with Base Database Service to enhance database management capabilities with always-on encryption, redaction, Real Application Testing, and application development with APEX.

Skanska builds speed and agility with Base Database Service

"We chose Oracle because we have an excellent in-house knowledge of both Oracle Database and Oracle Application Express. We wanted to leverage the possibility of exploiting them in the cloud, and our annual charity event was the perfect occasion for that. There was no need to look for another vendor."

Conny Bjorling
Head of Enterprise Architecture, Skanska

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