Oracle 18c XE released

Oracle released a few days ago the new 18c XE (Express Edition), a free version of its popular now upgraded database.

What’s exciting and new:

  • Native support for JSON
  • Multiple databases management with pluggable databases
  • Oracle In-Memory Column Store
  • APEX 18 to build data centric apps with responsive front end suitable for desktop and moble


  • Up to 12 GB of user data
  • Up to 2 GB of database RAM
  • Up to 2 CPU threads
  • Up to 3 Pluggable Databases