Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 not work for 64bit OS?

Oracle Database 11g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 code base.  

It’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer.


Oracle Database XE is a great starter database for:


  • Developers working on PHP, Java, .NET, XML, and Open Source applications
  • DBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deployment
  • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of charge
  • Educational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculum


With Oracle Database XE, you can now develop and deploy applications with a powerful, proven, industry-leading infrastructure, and then upgrade when necessary without costly and complex migrations.


Oracle Database XE can be installed on any size host machine with any number of CPUs (one database per machine), but XE will store up to 11GB of user data, use up to 1GB of memory, and use one CPU on the host machine.


But, it also has a limitation. This XE does not offer to 64bit Operating System. I was wondering why? Perhaps it is due to Oracle strategy in terms of sales, which at the end will bring user to choose a upper version of Oracle database, Enterprise edition.


Well, it make sense. If Oracel to offer everything for free. How are they going to make money from their Oracle licensing revenue.


However, some information from the internet has say that Oracle Database XE can be install in 64bit operating machine, somehow. Well, I am about to test it and see how true the statement was.


See you in my next post about this.


If you wanted to know more about Oracle Database XE, you can go to Oracle website here.

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