23c is HERE and for the first time, Oracle is delivering before anything else, a free developers version. Truth be told this post is simply so that I can easily refer back to it for the important links which I’ll list below. For all the official information, please refer to the official blog post: https://blogs.oracle.com/database/post/oracle-database-23c-free
The landing page for the product is https://www.oracle.com/database/free/ and you get our usual support for the free release via our new APEX-driven forums: https://forums.oracle.com/ords/apexds/domain/dev-community/category/oracle-database-free
You can download the RPM from the download page: https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/free-downloads.html
or if Docker is more your thing then:
docker pull container-registry.oracle.com/database/free
To go alongside the new version, we have a freshly updated version of the docs: https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/23/index.html
and in particular of course:
- New Features Guide https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/23/nfcoa/introduction.html
- Installation Guide: https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/23/xeinl/index.html
To kick start your learning of 23c, I encourage you to poke around the documentation and the product for these 23 new awesome features
- JSON Relational Duality
- JSON Schema
- Operational Property Graph
- TxEventQ Propagation for Microservices Transactions
- Prometheus/Grafana for TxEventQ Monitoring
- SQL (Data Usage) Domains
- Joins in UPDATE/DELETE
- GROUP BY Alias or Position
- UPDATE RETURNING clause
- SELECT without FROM DUAL
- Table VALUES Constructor
- DROP / CREATE IF [NOT] EXISTS
- Boolean Data Type
- Wider Tables (4000+ Columns Per Table)
- Lock-Free Reservation (or Escrow Locking).
- Database Driver API Enhancements
- DEVELOPER role
- Schema level privileges
- TLS 1.3 Support
- Microsoft Azure AD Integration
23c is here and the future for developers looks awesome!
Oracle Database 23c Free – Developer Release is the first release of the next-generation Oracle Database, allowing developers a head-start on building applications with innovative 23c features that simplify development of modern data-driven apps. The entire feature set of Oracle Database 23c is planned to be generally available within the next 12 months.
I notice you’ve now given us SELECT without the DUAL.
Why not also make the SELECT in an EXISTS optional too?
WHERE EXISTS (FROM some other table
Is there a guide to installing on docker?
Does installing 23c on Docker make a mess of 21c? I can no longer startup 21c
It should not, but check for things like port clashes etc.
I assume you have two different docker machines here.
Same machine. The port problem did come up and so I was starting 21c or 23c as needed
Has anyone else run into strange value for SELECT TIMESTAMP;
I am getting “oracle.sql.TIMESTAMPTZ@ef7cc5a
Please ignore this. Sorry
On the New Features page
there is currently no option to download the entire guide as a PDF …
you know … for the “older monkeys” that prefer reading such books …
Cheers & Best Regards,
It should come in due course