Oracle Database 10g was the first database designed for grid computing and most efficient way to manage enterprise information. It provides the users highest possible quality of service. It is a revolutionary product in the computer world. Oracle database 10g has dramatic cost saving methods. It has notably reduced server costs, administration costs and third party product costs. It has not only saves your money but also enables DBAs to deliver much higher quality of service for their end users. So it will be a perfect choice to download, following the methods described below.

In order to download the Oracle 10g client software, go to . When you visit the page scroll down to "Oracle database 10g release 2", select your OS version. Installation of most the OS are quite same. So be careful in that section. If you are not sure about the installation, you can refer in the Oracle Documentation Library at . After that click on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 for the operating system you want. A new page will appear before you. Here you have to accept the License Agreement, download the file to your hard disk. The file will be archived, so make sure that there must be enough space for the extracted files too. Note that in order to download the particular or any other file from Oracle website; you must have to register a username and password. If you are not yet registered please register before downloading the Oracle Database 10g Client software. After the full download is completed, unzip file. Later search for the set up file and launch the file and start installing. If your system does not have a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, you can just copy the software from the disk to the file system on another system. Then you have to either mount that file system using NFS or copy the files using FTP to the system where you want to install the software.

Oracle's instant client consists of different components: basic, JDBC, SQLplus and SDK. You must install basic or basic lite and all others are optional, and can be installed if you need it. When you are using a 32 bit Linux, must be more vigilant about the basic pace requirements. Basic requires around 97 MB whereas basic-lite requires only 32MB. But JDB, SQLPlus and SDK require 1.6MB, 2.5MB and 2MB respectively. It is one of the little best software available for free in the Oracle website. Please also note that instant client is provided under a separate OTN development distribution license that allows most licenses to download, redistribute, and deploy in production environment, without charge.

All the software you download from the oracle sites is free, and most of the software comes with a developer license. This allows the users to access full version of the products at no charge while developing and prototyping your application, or for strictly educational purposes. Oracle Client 10g is one such software comes with the Oracle developer license.