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
Does anyone have any suggestions?