Get Started and Provision an Always Free Autonomous Database

Get Started and Provision an Always Free Autonomous Database

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This video shows you how to quickly
create an always free autonomous database in the Oracle cloud. Always free databases are suitable for
small applications and learning about and exploring Oracle cloud infrastructure
and Oracle autonomous database. Free databases let you build, test, and deploy
on the cloud without consuming cloud credits. You can create always free
autonomous databases within Oracle cloud infrastructure accounts that are either
paying accounts or free tier accounts. Note: free tier users can create and use
free databases during their initial trial period and after the trial has
ended, up to the allowed limits for free databases. Also, you can easily upgrade
an always free autonomous database paid service in a single click. This
upgrade to paid path preserves your stored data,
and enables expanding your database resources for higher performance and
scalability. Get started by opening the oracle.com homepage and clicking the
button that says Oracle Cloud Free Tier. Here, you can click Start for free to sign up for a new free tier account, or if you already have an Oracle cloud
infrastructure account, simply click on Sign in to cloud.
Once you have a valid account and have used it to sign in to Oracle cloud, in
the cloud console, click the corner menu icon to open the service navigation
panel. This video shows the steps to create and use an always free Autonomous
Transaction Processing database. The same steps apply for always free Autonomous
Data Warehouse databases. From the navigation panel, select Autonomous
Transaction Processing. The page for Autonomous Database appears.
Click Create Autonomous Database. In the Create Autonomous Database dialog,
select a compartment for the database from the drop down list. Enter a name and
display name for the database. Let’s choose the workload type
Transaction Processing. You could alternately choose Data Warehouse as the
workload type. Choose the deployment types Shared
Infrastructure. This choice runs the autonomous database on shared Exadata
infrastructure provided by Oracle. Note that Dedicated Infrastructure is not
available for always free databases. Select the checkbox to create an always
free database. Note this selection locks down the number of CPUs to one and
storage capacity to 20 gigabytes. Note also the auto scaling option is locked
to the off position. This means CPU and storage resources
available to your free database will have a fixed limit.
Oracle periodically provides previews of upcoming autonomous database version
upgrades. Previews are not available with always free databases. Specify an
administrator password for the admin user of the database. For license type,
always free databases require the License Included choice. This enables
production and non production usage of the database at no cost for an unlimited
time. Lastly, click Create Autonomous Database. The Create Autonomous Database dialog
closes, bringing you to the new databases details page. Note the new database is
clearly labeled as always free, to distinguish it from paid databases. The
Lifecycle State field indicates the database is in provisioning status. When
provisioning is finished, this field changes to available. Provisioning
typically takes less than five minutes. From the details page, click the Tools
tab to directly access frequently used database tools. SQL Developer Web is
an integrated web-based environment for developing SQL statements and PL/SQL
scripts. It also provides basic administration for your database. Oracle
ASpplication Express, or APEX, is a low code framework for rapidly building
modern, data-driven web applications for mobile and desktop users right from your
browser; no additional tools required. And ML User Administration enables setting
up your Oracle Mmachine Learning users for data analytics, discovery, and
visualizations. This has been a quick tour of always
free autonomous database. There is much more to see and do with your database. We
invite you to learn more by going to oracle.com/cloud/free

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