Oracle 10g Express Edition
Posted on: 11/01/2005 05:07 AM

In a move sure to astonish, Oracle has released a free version of its 10g database, dubbed Oracle Database 10g Express Edition.
Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer.
I wonder if MySQL was gaining too much market share. Maybe the impending release of MS SQL2005 and its "Express Edition" has put some pressure on Oracle? Who knows what did it, but another good, free database is always a good thing.

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