Service Updates for APEX on Oracle Cloud

What's New

  • January 2024

    APEX Service now offers the ECPU compute model and per-gigabyte storage allocation for new and existing databases. This makes the entry-level configurations significantly cheaper than before. See pricing and documentation to learn more.

  • November 2023

    APEX 23.2 is now available on Autonomous Database and APEX Service! This release introduces application Working Copies, Workflows, expanded capabilities for subscriptions within Shared Components, and three new page items: Combobox, Image Upload, and QR Code. APEX 23.2 also brings several enhancements to existing components, such as a fresh look for Quick SQL, increased Template Components versatility, custom Map Backgrounds, support for Fusion App extensions, and more. A full list of enhancements in APEX 23.2 is available here.

  • May 2023

    APEX 23.1 is now available on Autonomous Database and APEX Service! This release introduces Template Components, PWA Push Notifications, modernized Object Browser, page processing improvements, REST Data Source enhancements, new and updated components, numerous enhancements to the Developer Experience, and more! A full list of enhancements in APEX 23.1 is available here.

  • November 2022

    APEX 22.2 is now available on Autonomous Database and APEX Service! This release introduces Application Search, Invoke API process type, Dynamic Content Region, Landmark support for Regions, and a new and improved Date Picker. APEX 22.2 also brings several enhancements to existing components, such as new capabilities in the Approvals Component, numerous PWA and Mobile enhancements, CLOB Session State for Page Items, and more. A full list of enhancements in APEX 22.2 is available here.

  • June 2022

    APEX 22.1 is now available on Autonomous Database and APEX Service! This release introduces the Approvals component and Unified Task List, simplified create page wizards, readable application exports in JSON or YAML formats, service worker customization for PWAs, and more. A full list of enhancements in APEX 22.1 is available here.

  • March 2022

    APEX 21.2 is now available on Autonomous Database and APEX Service! This release introduces Smart Filters, Progressive Web Apps, REST Service Catalogs, Geocoding and Map items, and more. A full list of enhancements in APEX 21.2 is available here.

  • February 2022

    Autonomous Database and APEX Service customers can now make outbound web service calls from APEX to private endpoints within their VCN or behind on-premises firewalls. See documentation for details.

  • October 2021

    APEX 21.1 is now available on Autonomous Database and APEX Service! This release introduces a brand-new Maps component, Application Data Loading, support for Calendars and Maps with Faceted Search, and several major enhancements to REST Data Sources, Reporting, Security, and Universal Theme. A full list of enhancements in APEX 21.1 is available here.

  • September 2021

    You can now configure a custom domain name or vanity URL for your APEX apps, REST Data Services, and developer tools by placing an OCI Load Balancer directly in front of your Autonomous Database or APEX Service. See this guide for prerequisites and step-by-step instructions, as well as this guide for advanced configuration options.

  • December 2020

    APEX 20.2 is now available on Autonomous Database Serverless! This upgrade delivers key enhancements for APEX applications such as the all new Cards component, Automations, REST Data Synchronization, Report Printing improvements (including integration with Oracle Analytics Publisher), and more. It also includes advancements to the developer experience. A full list of enhancements in APEX 20.2 is available here.

  • September 2020

    APEX, SQL Developer Web, and Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) are now natively supported in Autonomous Databases with private endpoints.

  • July 2020

    APEX 20.1 is now available on Autonomous Database Serverless! This upgrade delivers key enhancements for APEX applications such as friendly URLs, mega menus, additions to faceted search, and more. A full list of enhancements in APEX 20.1 is available here.

  • June 2020

    You can now deploy a customer managed Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) to enable additional capabilities for your APEX applications including custom domain names or vanity URLs, Web Application Firewall (WAF), support for private endpoints, as well as large database connection pools.

See What’s New for Oracle Autonomous Database Serverless for the full list of the noteworthy additions and enhancements.

APEX Upgrades

New APEX releases become available on Autonomous Database at the same time they are released for download. Customers are notified via email when existing databases become eligible for APEX upgrade.

There is a unique capability in APEX on Autonomous Database that enables you to validate your applications prior to the APEX upgrade. Once APEX upgrade becomes available, you can test your applications on the new APEX release by cloning your database and upgrading APEX on the clone. After testing is successful, you can terminate the clone and upgrade your primary database. See this blog post and documentation for full instructions.

Latest APEX Patch Set Bundles are automatically applied on Autonomous Database.

† These capabilities are available on Autonomous Database Serverless for all workload types including APEX Service.