Oracle Database on AWS
Oracle Database Quick Start

Oracle Database on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment

Using Oracle Data Guard and Oracle ASM

Deployment Guide

Hugo Rozestraten and Santiago Cardenas — Solutions Architects, Amazon Web Services

October 2016  (last update: January 2018)

This Quick Start reference deployment includes architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. It also provides links for viewing and launching AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment.

AWS provides a secure infrastructure to run your Oracle Database with an enterprise class architecture, high availability, and support for small, medium, and large databases. If you have an Oracle Database that is larger than 16 TiB, or a database that relies on features that are not currently supported by Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), which is the AWS database platform, you can install your own Oracle Database in the AWS virtual computing environment and manage it from your data center.

This Quick Start uses AWS CloudFormation templates to automate the deployment of Oracle Database on AWS and guarantees a repeatable and secure process. This guide is for database administrators, enterprise architects, system administrators, and developers who would like to run their Oracle Database in a highly available Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) environment, using Oracle Data Guard and Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM).

The following links are for your convenience. Before you launch the Quick Start, please review the architecture, configuration, network security, and other considerations discussed in this guide.

  • If you have an AWS account and you’re already familiar with AWS services and Oracle Database, you can launch the Quick Start to build the architecture shown in Figure 2 in a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC). (See Costs and Licenses.) The deployment takes about an hour. If you’re new to AWS or to Oracle Database, please review the details and follow the step-by-step instructions provided later in this guide.




  • If you want to take a look under the covers, you can view the AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment.




You are responsible for the costs related to your use of any AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. Prices are subject to change. For more information, see the Cost and Licenses section.

About Quick Starts

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

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