APEX Pricing in Oracle Cloud

Oracle APEX offers simple, consumption-based pricing for developing and running your low-code apps on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). You simply pay for the amount of compute and storage consumed by your APEX apps. You are not charged by the number of app users, developers, apps, or workloads.

Free & Paid Services

Always Free

Build and run your first low-code app on a free instance available for an unlimited time

FREE in OCI Free Tier

APEX Application Development Service

Build and run scalable cloud apps

Starts at $122/month1

APEX on Autonomous Database

Build and run scalable cloud apps with full database connectivity

Starts at $502/month1

Service Comparison

Cloud Capabilities

Always Free APEX Application Development Service APEX on Autonomous Database
APEX All Oracle APEX capabilities are available across all services. Learn more.
Management Fully managed Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle APEX with automated patches and upgrades.
Limits on apps, users, or developers No limits on number of APEX apps, end-users, or developers.
Elastic Compute & Storage No Yes Yes
Auto Scale No Yes Yes
Automatic Backups No Yes Yes
Auto-failover to standby No No Yes
Full Instance Cloning Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Multicloud (Azure + OCI) No Yes Yes
Access to Complementary OCI Services
  • Artificial Intelligence (GenAI, chat, vision, speech...)
  • Analytics and BI
  • Object Storage
  • Email Delivery
  • Integration
  • Identity
  • and 100+ more...

Scalability

Always Free APEX Application Development Service APEX on Autonomous Database
Compute Included Up to 512 ECPUs Up to 512 ECPUs
Data Storage 20 GB Up to 384 TB Up to 384 TB
Data Transfer Included

Database Access

Always Free APEX Application Development Service APEX on Autonomous Database
Database Edition Oracle Database Enterprise Edition
Database Connectivity
  • Browser-based tools
  • REST access to data
  • Direct database connectivity2
  • Browser-based tools
  • REST access to data
  • Browser-based tools
  • REST access to data
  • Direct database connectivity

Regions and Compliance

Always Free APEX Application Development Service APEX on Autonomous Database
Data Centers 45+ locations worldwide
Regulatory Compliance No PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, FedRAMP, DISA, ISO, SOX, and more PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, FedRAMP, DISA, ISO, SOX, and more

Support and Training

Always Free APEX Application Development Service APEX on Autonomous Database
Customer Support Public Forums Global 24x7 support Global 24x7 support
Training Free Oracle APEX Training

Licensing

Always Free APEX Application Development Service APEX on Autonomous Database
BYOL Discounts3 No No Yes
Compute Pricing FREE $120.08 per 2 ECPU per month
(billed hourly while running)
$499.97 per 2 ECPU per month
(billed hourly while running)
Data Storage Pricing FREE $2.31 per 20 GB per month
(billed monthly)
$2.31 per 20 GB per month
(billed monthly)

  1. Price is estimated for 2 ECPU and 20 GB storage running continuously for a 31-day month. ECPU is billed hourly while running. Storage is billed monthly. Visit the Cloud Cost Estimator to learn more.
  2. Direct database connectivity via Oracle Net Services (SQL*Net) for desktop tools, BI software, and programming language drivers.
  3. Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) discounting enables on-premises Oracle Database customers with unused licenses to obtain Autonomous Database Serverless at significantly reduced price.

Customer Successes

Leading companies across the globe use APEX on OCI.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What makes APEX in Oracle Cloud pricing unique?

    Oracle offers a consumption-based pricing model. You only pay for the amount of compute and storage consumed by the APEX apps. Unlike other low-code vendors, Oracle does not charge you by the number of app users, developers, apps, or workloads.

  • What does Always Free really mean?

    The Always Free option provides you with up to 2 instances of APEX Development Service or APEX on Autonomous Database with approximately 20 GB each in storage. You are never billed for these services until the instance is upgraded to a paid service. To read more about the Resource Restrictions for Always Free APEX Service, visit the documentation.

  • Why choose APEX Application Development Service?

    Oracle APEX Application Development (APEX Service) is a fully managed service with zero management tasks required. The service performs automated backups, tuning, monitoring, patching, upgrades, scaling, and more. With a few clicks, you can provision the service within seconds on any of the 45+ global cloud regions. You can now focus on building your low-code app and the service takes care of the rest.

  • What other OCI database services are able to run APEX?

    • Autonomous Transaction Processing
    • Autonomous Data Warehouse
    • Autonomous JSON Database
    • Exadata Cloud Service
    • Base Database Service

  • Do I pay extra for APEX if I already subscribe to any of the above OCI database services?

    No. APEX is offered as a no-cost feature of the Oracle Database. It comes at no additional cost if you subscribe to any of the Oracle Database services on Oracle Cloud or any other cloud.

  • Are there any additional costs I should be aware of?

    APEX is a no-cost feature of the database. The additional costs are for the compute and storage plus any additional OCI services that you use based on your needs.