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Starting with Oracle DB on AWS and Oracle SQL developer remotely

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What you need to complete this installation

This gist was made on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

A. Default OpenJDK - installed on your local machine

B. Oracle SQL Developer - Linux RPM installed on your local machine

C. Oracle DB instance hosted on AWS using RDS

D. Remote connection to your DB using Oracle SQL Developer

A. Install the Default OpenJDK

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt install default-jdk
$ java -version
🔴 See command


B. Install Oracle SQL Developer - Linux RPM

Go to > download

To Linux RPM click on Download.

🔴 See command


Open your Terminal, create a folder oracleSQL and move the "sqldeveloper-" file you've downloaded in that folder.

🔴 See command


Install Alien

Alien converts an RPM package file into a Debian package file or Alien can install an RPM file directly.

Open a new Terminal window, and use as follows:

sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install alien

Go to your oracleSQL folder, and use as follows:

sudo alien <name_of_package>.rpm (e.g: I'm using sqldeveloper-

Once command completed...

$ ls
$ sudo dpkg -i <name_of_package>.deb

Your directory should now look like this ...

🔴 See executable


The executable should be located in the opt/sqldeveloper ...

🔴 See command


Launch Oracle SQL Developer

$ ./

C. Connect to a database remotely

If you have an AWS, Azure or GCP account, you can connect to your database using Oracle SQL Developer.

I'm here using an Oracle RDS instance on my AWS account.

3. Create an Oracle DB instance hosted on AWS with RDS

On your AWS Management Console, go to Services > RDS.

Go to Databases > Create database > Choose Standard create > Configuration: Oracle as engine type

🔴 See configuration


Edition: choose Oracle Standard Edition Two
Version: select Oracle

Templates: choose Dev/Test

DB instance identifier: ORCL-DB-Test

Master username: choose a username

Master password: choose a password

🔴 See configuration


DB instance size: choose Burstable classes > select db.t3.micro

DB instance size: select Burstable classes (includes t classes) > db.t3.small

Storage > Allocated storage: 20 GiB

Disable "storage Auto Scaling"

🔴 See configuration


Connectivity: set Publicaly accessible to Yes

🔴 See configuration


Then Create database. When your DB is up and running...


4. Connect and provision your DB remotely using Oracle SQL DB

Go back to Oracle SQL Developer locally and connect to your DB credentials.

On Connections click on the "plus" button.

Connect with the information provided upon the DB creation on RDS.


Here you go! You are now connected to your Oracle DB remotely using Oracle SQL Developer.

In your left panel, you are connected to a database. Now you can create tables and start interracting with your DB.

Basic SQL syntax

We are here using basic SQL syntax to show how our DB works.

CREATE TABLE students 
     contact_id     NUMBER(10) NOT NULL, 
     last_name      VARCHAR2(50) NOT NULL, 
     first_name     VARCHAR2(50) NOT NULL, 
     address        VARCHAR2(50), 
     city           VARCHAR2(50), 
     uni_assignment VARCHAR2(50), 
     CONSTRAINT students_pk PRIMARY KEY (contact_id) 


You can create and provision tables in Oracle DB using PL/SQL syntax for more advanced needs.

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  • Isaac Arnault - Start with Oracle SQL Developer on Linux.


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