Download Oracle 11g

Oracle Database 11g Express Edition is an entry level, small-footprint database based on Oracle 11g Release 2 code base. It is the world's most capable relational database.

It is easy to develop, easy to install and easy to manage. You can develop, deploy and distribute it for free. Also, you can download Oracle 11g Release 2 very fast and administer it very well.

Oracle 11g Release 2 is a perceptive, browser-based interface, with which you can administer database, create tables, views, import, export, view data, run queries and SQL scripts and generate report.

Oracle Database 11g Express Edition is a great starter database for just about anybody.

You should download Oracle 11g Release 2 if you are:

Developer working on PHP, Java, .Net, XML and open source application

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

You would want to download Oracle 11g Release 2 because:

There are many new and effective changes assured in this great database starter. Taking for example its SQL performance analyzer which predicts the performance impact of changes to SQL, or its Database Replay Tool that allows you to capture production database workload and replay it in a test or even the same database to assess the impact of change.

Take a look at some of its features:

New and improved analytic functions. The new ordered aggregate, LISTAG, integrates the values of measure column. The LAG and the LEAD functions are enhanced with IGNORE NULLS options.

Recursive WITH clause. The SQL with clause has been extended to enable formulation of extensive queries.

Preprocessing data for ORACLE_LOADER access driver in external tables. The syntax for ORACLE_LOADER access driver is extended in this release to allow specification of a program to preprocess the data files that are read for the external table.

In-memory parallel execution. This new feature optimizes the large parallel operations by minimizing or even completely eliminating the physical I/O needed because the parallel operation can now be satisfied in memory.

Auto Degree of Parallelism (Auto DOP) and Parallel Queuing. The database compensates for wrong or missing user settings for parallel execution, ensuring a more optimal resource consumption and overall system behavior.

Significant performance improvement of MV On-Commit Fast Refresh. Fast refresh of materialized view is now significantly faster due to reducing the time spent on log handling.

Database resource manager instance caging.

ASM intelligent data placement. Most frequently accessed Oracle database files in ASM disk groups can be placed in hot disk regions to deliver higher bandwidth and reduce seek latency to meet the application I/O performance requirements.

  • Database File System (DBFS).
  • Hybrid Columnar Compression.
  • Three editions are available for download of Oracle 11g Release 2:

  • Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 for Windows X64
  • Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 for Windows X32
  • Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 for Linux X64
  • 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 11GB of user data, use up to 1GB of memory and use 1 CPU on the host machine.