Oracle's Always Free Autonomous Database and Cloud Infrastructure

Posted by Dirk Nachbar on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 with No comments
Yesterday Larry Ellison announced in his keynote during the Oracle Open World 2019 the "Always Free Autonomous Database and Cloud Infrastructure". For more details about it see:

In short terms, you get a full environment with:
  • 2 Always Free Databases
    • Up to 1 OCPU and 20GB of Storage for each Database
    • SQL Developer Web-based
    • APEX
    • Automatic REST
    • SQL Notebooks for Machine Learning
  • 1 VM with a Linux
    • Oracle Linux 6.10, 7.6, 7.7
    • Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04
    • CentOS 6.10, 7
and everything for free and unlimited time ;-) That's a deal !

You just need to register and you can start to create your environment.

After you are done with the registration you can login to the Oracle Cloud Console:

From here you can start to perform your actions, like creating a Linux VM Instance or creating an Oracle Database (Autonomous Transaction Processing or Autonomous Data Warehouse) and so on.

Each creation step is really straight forward and no rocket science ;-)

For the Databases you will get after the creation a kind of overview page with your Database details and different option, like show Database Connection, Performance Hub, Service Console and so on.

The ATP Performance Hub give you a brief overview of your Database Performance

And also the Service Console comes in a clean and organised look:

From the Service Console you can also access the Web-based SQL Developer, just click on "Development" in the Service Console and than in the center screen "SQL Developer Web"

The Web-based SQL Developer is my personal highlight, you can test and run your queries now from everywhere, you just need a browser and an Internet Connection.

As well you get with your ATP Database Oracle APEX (Version, which can also be accessed from the Service Console, click on Development and than in the center screen Oracle APEX

This new Always Free Option from Oracle is definitely a game changer ...