Oracle Academy Cloud Program

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Oracle Academy Cloud Program

Teach, learn, explore, build, and develop in the cloud, free of charge. The Oracle Academy Cloud Program provides access to Oracle Cloud Free Tier to Oracle Academy Institutional members and your anytime/anywhere students―with easy signup and all the benefits of Oracle Academy membership. Plus, teachers enjoy one-time classroom setup with no maintenance needed.

Educators can use the cloud for classroom teaching and learning to prepare students to become tomorrow’s technology innovators and leaders. Member educators and their students can access always-free Oracle Autonomous Database, Compute Virtual Machines (VM), object storage, data egress, and other essential building blocks needed to create applications on top of Oracle Autonomous Databases.

Through the Oracle Academy Cloud Program, Oracle Academy Institutional members have Always Free access to:


  • 2 AMD based Compute VMs with 1/8 OCPU and 1 GB memory each
  • 4 Arm-based Ampere A1 cores and 24 GB of memory usable as one VM or up to 4 VMs
  • 2 Block Volumes Storage, 200 GB total
  • 10 GB Object Storage – Standard
  • 10 GB Object Storage – Infrequent Access
  • 10 GB Archive Storage
  • Resource Manager: managed Terraform
  • 5 OCI Bastions


  • Your choice of Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous JSON Database, or APEX Application Development. Two databases total, each with 1 OCPU and 20 GB storage.
  • NoSQL Database with 133 million reads per month, 133 million writes per month, 25 GB storage per table, up to 3 tables.

Observability and Management

  • Monitoring: 500 million ingestion datapoints, 1 billion retrieval datapoints
  • Application Performance Monitoring: 1000 tracing events per hour
  • Logging: 10 GB per month
  • Notifications: 1 million sent through https per month, 1000 sent through email per month
  • Service Connector Hub: 2 service connectors

Additional Services

  • Flexible Load Balancer: 1 instance, 10 Mbps
  • Flexible Network Load Balancer
  • Outbound Data Transfer: 10 TB per month
  • Virtual Cloud Networks (VCN): Maximum of 2 VCNs, includes IPv4and IPv6 support
  • VCN Flow Logs: Up to 10 GB per month shared across OCI Logging services
  • Site-to-Site VPN: 50 IPSec connections
  • Content Management Starter Edition: 5000 assets per month
  • Certificates: 5 Private CA and 150 private TLS certificates

Plus, member educators and their students receive US$300 of free credits for one year to prototype applications, run machine learning models in notebooks, or try software from Oracle Cloud Marketplace.


Supported by Oracle Academy’s comprehensive curriculum and Education Bytes hands-on labs, educators and students can teach, build, learn, explore, and develop in the full functionality of Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Compute VM and other essential building blocks in the classroom.

  • Easy signup from the Oracle Academy member site enables Institutional members to request, sign up for, and access the Oracle Cloud console. Join now.
  • Educators easily can provision student accounts, and classes are up and running in a cloud environment without the need to download, install or maintain software or databases.
  • Access to Oracle Academy database curriculum is available in multiple languages.
  • Teachers and students enjoy always free access to developer tools including Oracle Application Express (APEX) for low code Web application development, SQL Developer Web for working with Oracle Autonomous Databases, SQL Notebooks for Machine Learning, Oracle REST Data Services for web interfaces, and Oracle Instant Client for the most popular programming languages.
  • Quickly start cloud services and learn new technologies including Autonomous Database, Compute VM, Linux, AI/ML, and digital assistants, and develop in SQL, NoSQL, APEX, Java, Node.js, Python, PHP, and Ruby.

Take advantage of Oracle Cloud technology for teaching and learning and not-for-profit, academic, course- and degree-related research―with one-time setup, access to the latest cloud services, and with no maintenance, patching or upgrades needed, saving hours of time. Your Oracle Academy Cloud Program access is always available, in and out of the classroom, using only a browser.

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