•Same namespaces, APIs, and DLL name as managed ODP.NET •Supports Easy Connect, sqlnet.ora, and tnsnames.ora –Place *.ora files in • Directory set in OracleConfiguration.TnsAdmin property • Directory of the running ODP.NET Core assembly • Current working directory
•No .NET configuration file nor environment variable support
• Install .NET Core SDK by running the following from Oracle Linux host: sudo rpm -Uvh https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7/packagesmicrosoft-prod.rpm sudo yum update sudo yum install dotnet-sdk-2.1
Oracle Database 18c Express Edition (XE) Free DB for developers
• Linux version available now • Windows version very soon • Free for dev, production, and redistribution • (Almost) all features as Enterprise Edition + options • No patches, but… –New XE version every year • Follows the DB on-premises release • i.e. 19c, 20c, 21c, etc.