How to Begin with Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service

Get started with the Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service by signing up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription.

Here’s how to get started with Exadata Express :

  1. Learn about Universal Credits. See About Universal Credits in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud. Be sure to log in as a Traditional account user if you want to manage new Exadata Express instances. See How do I manage new Exadata Express Cloud Service instance using Universal Credits?.
  2. Sign up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription. See Requesting and Managing Free Oracle Cloud Promotions or Buying an Oracle Cloud Subscription in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.
  3. Activate and verify the service. See Activate Your Order or Activating Your Trial Subscription in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.
  4. If you are using trial subscriptions, verify activation. See Verifying That Your Trial Subscription Is Running in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.
  5. Learn about users and roles. See Manage Service Users, Roles and Privileges.
  6. Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges and roles. See Oracle Cloud User Roles and Privileges in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.
  7. Set the password for the database user authorized to perform administrative tasks for your service (PDB_ADMIN). See Manage Service Users, Roles and Privileges.