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Normally Oracle tools rely on ORACLE_BASE, ORACLE_HOME, PATH and a library path, on the Mac DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH. You need to set those variables to be able to start using sqlplus. Next to the mentioned list, TNS_ADMIN can be used to point to the location of the tnsnames.ora file. I´m doing a course for DBA certification, on the practice I need download Oracle Database 11g Express Edition. It is possible that I can download this for Mac? Because I only have the option for Windows an Linux, How I can do it for run on my Macbook? Oracle 11g for mac free download - Apple Mac OS Update 8.6, Apple Mac OS Update 9.0.4, Oracle Editor Software, and many more programs. I´m doing a course for DBA certification, on the practice I need download Oracle Database 11g Express Edition. It is possible that I can download this for Mac? Because I only have the option for Windows an Linux, How I can do it for run on my Macbook?

I see that Oracle 11g or 12c doesn't have the download files for OS X. However, there is a version of the SQL Developer available for OS X. What's the point of the SQL Developer when you don't have a database?

How do I install the Oracle database (preferable 12c or 11g Express Edition) on OS X?

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You can't install the database server software directly on OS X1. Oracle made a decision some time ago not so support it any more, presumably because it wasn't used enough to justify the costs involved. I seem to recall its demise roughly coincided with Apple dropping their Xserve line, but I may have imagined that.

A client like SQL Developer is a very different proposition from a support perspective. SQL Developer is a Java application, and requires a JVM/JDK to be installed. Java's write-once-run-anywhere may not be entirely true, but it's still likely to be rather less work to support a relatively small Java application than a natively-compiled beast like an full RDBMS. They obviously have to do some work to have a .app bundle and there are some application difference from the Windows version, but they don't have to worry about different architecture, system libraries, etc. as that's the JVM's problem.

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You can use SQL Developer on a Mac to connect to a database running on Windows or Unix/Linux etc., so it still has a place; the fact you can't have a local server running on the same hardware isn't really relevant for most people. It just allows developers to use a Mac instead of forcing them on to a Windows or Linux PC.

If you only have access to a Mac then the simplest route is still as noted before, to install VirtualBox and one of the pre-built VM images Oracle provides.

You can also install Windows or Linux on Bootcamp or in your own VM in Virtualbox, Parallels or VMWare; and then install Oracle natively. Using a pre-built image saves you needing to learn how to install the database server software, and also makes it easier to go back - if you really mess something up you can trash it and start again fairly simply.

If you're worried about performance or power use I'd suggest you start with a VM and see how you get on; you can always add Bootcamp later and even move the data across if you want to go down that route.

1 You could try to hack something together of course; it's been done before with 10g but I haven't seen anyone trying it recently so it may not be as easy on Yosemite and 11g/12c.

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I ran Oracle Database 12c in my Mac via Docker by this way for development and testing

Hope that is useful for you.Regards,

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