Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Beta!

You’ve waited patiently, and now that patience pays off: the Oracle Database 11g Express Edition (XE) Beta release is here. Download it and give us your feedback today!

Just as you expect, Oracle Database 11g XE brings you an entry-level, small-footprint RDBMS based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 codebase that’s free to develop on, deploy, and distribute. It’s a great way to get started with 11g Release 2 features like Edition-Based Redefinition!

Oracle Database XE is a great starter database for:

  • Developers working on PHP, Java, .NET, XML, and Open Source applications

  • DBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deployment

  • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of charge

  • Educational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculum

With Oracle Database XE, you can now develop and deploy applications with a powerful, proven, industry-leading infrastructure, and then upgrade when necessary without costly and complex migrations. Read what users say about Oracle Database XE.

Oracle Database XE can be installed on any size host machine with any number of CPUs (one database per machine), but XE will store up to 4GB of user data, use up to 1GB of memory, and use one CPU on the host machine.

Support is provided through a free Oracle Discussion Forum monitored by Oracle employees as well as community experts.

Be a part of the Database XE 11.2 Beta program. Get involved and tell us what you think on the Database 11g Express Edition forum.