do you have to buy oracle or can you just download it?
im talking about oracle 10g express edition
and oracle developer suite
- kenzo2047Lv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
A clarification: Oracle Express Edition (10g and now in beta for 11g) is definitely NOT open source. It is a free version of the Oracle database server, specially packaged for Windows and Linux platforms only, and with a number of restrictions (one CPU/core only, limited amount of data you can store, limited memory, no support).
The developer tools (jDeveloper, SQL developer) are free to anyone.
You can actually download and use any Oracle software as long as it is only for developing products or for demonstrations. Obviously you will need to purchase licenses when you start using it for actual production work. Oracle Express is totally free for any use (does not require any license at all).