I'm a web developer and in my spare time I'd like to try out Oracle on a toy web app that I'm working on. I've used SQL Sever Express Edition, and I wondered if there was an equivalent in the Oracle world.
Answer by Theo Spears ·
Oracle provide a free edition of Oracle 10g. You can get a copy at http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/xe/index.html
There are some restrictions on the amount of system resources this can use, and on commercial use, but it's ideal for hobby projects and learning about Oracle.
Answer by Jonah H. Harris ·
If you just want a copy of Oracle free-of-charge, you can use Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (XE). XE is a version of 10g with the following limitations:
However, if you're in the process of developing an application, you are free to use any of the Oracle Database editions as part of the OTN Developer License.