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Oracle Cloud Free Tier

raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator

Announced today: https://www-zdnet-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/oracle-introduces-free-autonomous-database-and-cloud-services/

Haven't looked extensively at it, but some interesting things in the "always free" tier:

  • Two virtual machines with 1/8 OPCU and 1 GB memory each.
  • 2 databases total, each with 1 OCPU and 20 GB storage (but you'll need to learn to be an Oracle DBA :-)
  • volumes with 100GB total, 10GB object, 10GB archive
  • Load Balancer, 1 instance, 10 Mbps bandwidth.
  • Monitoring, 500 million ingestion datapoints, 1 billion retrieval datapoints.
  • Notifications, 1 million delivery options per month, 1,000 emails sent per month.
  • Outbound Data Transfer, 10 TB per month.
  • Is Oracle Cloud Free Tier available in all countries? Yes, Oracle Cloud Free Tier is currently available worldwide.

https://www.oracle.com/cloud/free/#always-free

For LET support, please visit the support desk.

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Comments

  • ChuckChuck Member
    edited September 2019

    10 Mbps bandwidth killed it?

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    I like what she said, not what it means.

  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator

    Chuck said: 10 Mbps bandwidth killed it.

    Not sure if that's external egress or internal load balancer.

    For LET support, please visit the support desk.

  • raindog308 said: Outbound Data Transfer, 10 TB per month.

    This is awesome!

  • @raindog308 said:

    Chuck said: 10 Mbps bandwidth killed it.

    Not sure if that's external egress or internal load balancer.

    It seems like only the LB is 10Mbps?

    Networking: Includes one VNIC with one public IP address and up to 480 Mbps network bandwidth

    https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/FreeTier/resourceref.htm

  • Oracle giving away something for free?....

  • why not? free is always a good thing. Don't complain.

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    You're so tight, baby.

  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Moderator

    donli said: Oracle giving away something for free?....

    image

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  • Their DNS is also a great deal if you have a lot of zones but not many lookups, as they only charge for lookups. Many other places charge for zones or have a zone limit.
    I've been using it for a year or so I think. Works great, just have to deal with Oracle's inability to make a good control panel ever.

  • Denied my revolut card

  • @dragon1993 said:
    Denied my revolut card

    Use a real card

  • @dragon1993 said:
    Denied my revolut card

    looks like they are denying all debit cards, be it genuine from your bank or any virtual cards.

    need to be a valid credit card.

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    You're so tight, baby.

  • Huh neat. Thanks for sharing this

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  • creep said: looks like they are denying all debit cards, be it genuine from your bank or any virtual cards.

    Worked just fine for my debit card

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  • Signed up for Mumbai zone.
    Micro tier VM deployed.

    username : ubuntu

    10gbit premium NVMe KVM in AMS.
    (affiliate for 🥰 ) https://clients.inceptionhosting.com/aff.php?aff=401&gid=33

  • vimalwarevimalware Member
    edited September 2019
    processor   : 1
    vendor_id   : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family  : 23
    model       : 1
    model name  : AMD EPYC 7551 32-Core Processor
    stepping    : 2
    microcode   : 0x1000065
    cpu MHz     : 1996.242
    cache size  : 512 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings    : 2
    core id     : 0
    cpu cores   : 1
    apicid      : 1
    initial apicid  : 1
    fpu     : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level : 13
    wp      : yes
    flags       : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm rep_good nopl xtopology cpuid extd_apicid tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm cmp_legacy cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw topoext perfctr_core ssbd ibpb vmmcall fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 rdseed adx smap clflushopt sha_ni xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 virt_ssbd arat
    bugs        : fxsave_leak sysret_ss_attrs null_seg spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass
    bogomips    : 3992.48
    TLB size    : 1024 4K pages
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    

    Edit: network is a little throttled on the micros.
    Couldn't pull more than 50Mbit from Linode Mumbai 100MB testfile.
    Perhaps the other regular instance 'shapes'(types) will be better.

    10gbit premium NVMe KVM in AMS.
    (affiliate for 🥰 ) https://clients.inceptionhosting.com/aff.php?aff=401&gid=33

  • vimalware said: model name : AMD EPYC 7551 32-Core Processor

    Damn! That's some nice beef jerky right here. It's nice to see AMD product adopted by such beghemot like Oracle.

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  • creepcreep Member
    edited September 2019

    @Foul said:

    creep said: looks like they are denying all debit cards, be it genuine from your bank or any virtual cards.

    Worked just fine for my debit card

    that's weird. I tried to use Maybank (Malaysia's number 1 bank, and the best bank in South East Asia) visa debit card, they deducted a dollar from my bank but still declining my sign up. Even a staff don't have idea why this happen, and just tell me to "use another card" or try another time.

    Edit: just chat with Oracle Indian guy. He said there should be two authorization, first its $1 , if it succeed, second reauthorization will attempt to charge you a random amount about $50. So, if your debit card has less than $50, your transaction will fail. I dont know if he's joking, but that what he said. fucking $50 for re-authorization.

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    You're so tight, baby.

  • The last I got is:

    Hello Oracle Cloud User,
    Thank you for signing up for an Oracle Cloud Account. We are reviewing your request and may reach out to you shortly by phone or by email if we need additional inputs.

    And nothing after that. The web page said this can take 15 minutes, which have already passed.

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  • A snippet of what the CPU steal looks like on the micro instance during apt dist-upgrade.
    To be expected. looks ok

    procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- ------cpu-----
     r  b   swpd   free   buff  cache   si   so    bi    bo   in   cs us sy id wa st
     1  0      0 168256  55028 557844    0    0    31    84   62  113  0  0 97  0  2
     6  0      0 169316  55080 556796    0    0   356   132  538 2491  9 11 18  1 61
     1  0      0 168812  55132 556812    0    0    68     0 1699 3338  6 15 22  0 57
     0  1      0 158392  55460 557000    0    0   184  3592 1357 3177  5 14 24  3 55
     3  0      0 154156  56020 560620    0    0  1076  6832 1302 2453  6 13 26  4 52
     2  0      0 150828  56052 570764    0    0  2040   236  962 2506  8 12 15  0 65
     2  0      0 139320  56052 581740    0    0  2048 13356  951 1854  7 12 18  1 62
     3  0      0 123604  56052 595444    0    0  1792  6740  994 1882  8 12 16  0 64
     3  0      0 113104  56052 607640    0    0  2048 15640  964 1793  8 11 20  1 60
     3  0      0 100012  56052 620012    0    0  2048  6872  917 1717  8 11 19  0 62
     2  0      0  88676  56060 632136    0    0  2048   204  945 1805  8 11 17  0 64
    
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    10gbit premium NVMe KVM in AMS.
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  • It didn't like my Visa debit either.

    Initial thoughts: network isn't great on the free instances, ~50Mbps (US-West Phoenix)

    🐴 $2/mo 512MB KVM - Unmetered bandwidth. $1.25 for 256GB Block Storage - from BuyVM (aff)

  • no debian images :(

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  • @creep said:

    @Foul said:

    creep said: looks like they are denying all debit cards, be it genuine from your bank or any virtual cards.

    Worked just fine for my debit card

    that's weird. I tried to use Maybank (Malaysia's number 1 bank, and the best bank in South East Asia) visa debit card, they deducted a dollar from my bank but still declining my sign up. Even a staff don't have idea why this happen, and just tell me to "use another card" or try another time.

    Edit: just chat with Oracle Indian guy. He said there should be two authorization, first its $1 , if it succeed, second reauthorization will attempt to charge you a random amount about $50. So, if your debit card has less than $50, your transaction will fail. I dont know if he's joking, but that what he said. fucking $50 for re-authorization.

    They take only credit card but not prepaid credit card.

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    [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

  • @Harambe said:
    It didn't like my Visa debit either.

    Initial thoughts: network isn't great on the free instances, ~50Mbps (US-West Phoenix)

    setup one in Frankfurt (DE - Europe)

    network ain't great here too:

    Download speed from CacheFly nearest mirror: 5.66MB/s
    Download speed from Linode Frankfurt: 5.54MB/s
    Download speed from Linode London: 5.52MB/s
    Download speed from Leaseweb Netherlands: 5.55MB/s
    Download speed from Prometeus Milano (ita): 5.59MB/s
    Download speed from OVH: 7.05MB/s
    Download speed from Frankfurt, Germany (Tele2): 5.49MB/s
    Download speed from Zagreb, Croatia (Tele2): 5.62MB/s
    Download speed from Amsterdam, Netherlands (Tele2): 5.53MB/s
    Download speed from Kista, Sweden (Tele2): 5.63MB/s
    Download speed from Germany (hetzner): 5.55MB/s
    Download speed from Frankfurt, DE (Vultr): 5.53MB/s
    Download speed from Amsterdam, NL (Vultr): 5.54MB/s
    Download speed from Paris, France (Vultr): 5.54MB/s
    Download speed from London, UK (Vultr): 5.54MB/s
    Download speed from Roost, Luxembourg (BuyVM): 5.64MB/s
    I/O speed : 56.9 MB/s

  • So yeah, not getting anything high performance for free, but it's free so I can't complain. 5.5MB/s on the network (up & down), 50-55MB/s i/o cap. Ubuntu or CentOS are the only options, Debian image would be nice.

    Assuming they actually keep the free tier alive long term it'll work great for monitoring, some offsite storage (assuming you don't need to store or retrieve anything quickly), small sites, etc.

    🐴 $2/mo 512MB KVM - Unmetered bandwidth. $1.25 for 256GB Block Storage - from BuyVM (aff)

  • rm_ said: We are reviewing your request and may reach out to you shortly by phone or by email if we need additional inputs.

    Contacted the live chat, then shortly got a voice call from Ireland (!), and after a little chat got my account created.

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  • @rm_ said:

    rm_ said: We are reviewing your request and may reach out to you shortly by phone or by email if we need additional inputs.

    Contacted the live chat, then shortly got a voice call from Ireland (!), and after a little chat got my account created.

    do you use a debit card?

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    You're so tight, baby.

  • marrcomarrco Member
    edited September 2019

    The new Always Free program includes the essentials users need to build and test applications in the cloud: Oracle Autonomous Database, Compute VMs, Block Volumes, Object and Archive Storage, and Load Balancer. Specifications include:

    • 2 Autonomous Databases (Autonomous Data Warehouse or Autonomous Transaction Processing), each with 1 OCPU and 20 GB storage
    • 2 Compute VMs, each with 1/8 OCPU and 1 GB memory
    • 2 Block Volumes, 100 GB total, with up to 5 free backups
    • 10 GB Object Storage, 10 GB Archive Storage, and 50,000/month API requests
    • 1 Load Balancer, 10 Mbps bandwidth
    • 10 TB/month Outbound Data Transfer
    • 500 million ingestion Datapoints and 1 billion Datapoints for Monitoring Service
    • 1 million Notification delivery options per month and 1000 emails per month

    per https://www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/oow19-oracle-free-tier-091619.html

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  • gosh, if only i have a cc :( thankz for sharing anyway.

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    Great Provider: Nexusbytes,LunaNode, LetBox, Hetzner

  • No Debian, no thnx

  • creep said: do you use a debit card?

    Yes, as far as I can see it has not been charged yet.

    In other news:

    Subnets they provision in (for your traceroutes):
    Japan: 132.145.120.x
    India: 140.238.246.x
    Korea: 132.145.90.x

    Beware: on sign-up it asks you to select your "Home Region". And it turns out that later on you can create the free "Micro" VMs only in that region. Even if you add ("Subscribe" to) other regions in the panel, they will have 0 quota for the Micro "shape", as opposed to 2 for the home one. Maybe it is possible to shift your limits around the regions via support, but I wouldn't necessarily count on that. Post your experience if you try that.

    There is support for "Custom image" which accepts a VMDK upload (can create one in VirtualBox). Maybe I will try that later, but there seems to be no VNC console, so will be tricky with regard to adjusting network settings and such.

    Or maybe will just convert Ubuntu to Debian.

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