Hello. I am currently in development of a project that will require Oracle as the database back-end for deployment. This is an application that I am developing and that will be transferred in-house at the client, and they require Oracle 9i. I am just an individual, and don't have access to a hosted Oracle instance. I was wondering if anyone out there knows if there's some sort of setup somewhere where I could host my Rails app and then have access to an Oracle instance. My schema would be quite small, so I wouldn't require all that much space. Oracle requires at least 1GB of RAM to run with any sort of efficiency. Me getting a box like that might be prohibitively expensive. As I would just be developing/testing on this, I don't think I'd require a "normal" Oracle license. I'm guessing I could use their community version and/or get setup on someone else's box and use their license. I've contacted Rimu about their VPS packages, and I'll probably go with them in the interim as I develop the application using Postgres, but I'll need access to Oracle eventually, and don't know which way to go. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks. Brian
on 2006-03-15 05:23
on 2006-03-15 05:36
http://www.oracle.com/database/Lite_Edition.html I hope this helps.
on 2006-03-15 05:44
David J. wrote: > http://www.oracle.com/database/Lite_Edition.html > > I hope this helps. Thanks David. I think you may have been meaning to refer to the express edition? The Lite edition, as I understand it, relates to mobile applications and devices. I am currently using the express edition locally, but am wondering about a hosted solution, eventually. I suppose I could just get a ton of RAM and install the express edition, but that might be a bit expensive to get a machine that beefy. I'm considering just going with some hosted database service and running the app on my VPS, but was wondering if anyone out there had run into anything like this and had suggestions. I'd love to throw Oracle out the window for this, but, unfortunately, it's a requirement. Thanks again.