You probably saw a stream of Tweets yesterday mentioning the release of Oracle database 21c Express Edition (XE) for Linux. It’s a very important release as it’s totally free to use.
Of course I had a play as soon as I got hold of it. If you’ve used one of the RPM installations of Oracle before, there shouldn’t be any surprises. The approach for the XE RPM installation is similar to that of the Enterprise Edition RPM installation. Here’s a quick run through.
I also added a couple of Vagrant builds for Oracle 21c XE on Oracle Linux 7 and 8.
I suspect this release has made a lot of people very happy! 🙂