Oracle Database 21c XE (Express Edition) for Linux

I haven’t blogged for a while. And I know, there are a lot of comments waiting in the queue to be approved and answered. But meanwhile, let me tell you that Oracle Database 21c XE (Express Edition) for Linux is available for download now.

It’s been a while

Oracle XE (Express Edition) is the free version of the Oracle Database with almost full Enterprise Edition feature set but with some additional restrictions. The last version being available was Oracle 18.4. Now the 21c version is available for Linux.

If you wait for the Windows version, no worries. It will be available as soon as Oracle Database 21c will be available for download for Windows. And this shouldn’t be too far away.

The sky is (not) the limit

As usual, there are some restrictions with XE. While you can use Multitenant, In-Memory and many many other Enterprise Edition features, there are some limits you should be aware of:

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


While you will find the rpm here, you can download also two versions here:

Oracle Database 21c XE (Express Edition) for Linux


You may want to check the Installation Guide at first.

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