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Oracle APEX Cloud Hosting on Amazon AWS

Whether it's building a new APEX application or migrating existing systems to Amazon Web Services, SkillBuilders can help. We're experts in coding, migrating, and managing Oracle APEX applications in the Amazon cloud.

With eight years of AWS experience and a fully Compliant / Licensed Oracle Database environment, we're qualified to get you more secure, more reliable, more performant, and more cost effective cloud-based IT infrastructure than you've imagined possible.

What's Included (highlights)
Oracle Database 12c, APEX 5.1, AWS EC2 Servers, 3 Workspaces on 3 Databases, SSL, Custom Domain, Encrypted Storage, Encrypted SQLNet, Daily Backups and other DBA Services, APEX Mentoring

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Oracle Database 12c SE2 Unlimited storage available Daily Schema & Application exports plus Daily RMAN backups

Production Package Details

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  • $500 per month. Minimum 6 month Term. No extra nor hidden charges.
    Includes all software - including Oracle Database - and hardware (Amazon AWS) to run your APEX applications.
  • 3 Oracle APEX workspaces in separate databases,
    each with the same workspace-id, to ease rollout of page-level changes
  • 3 Oracle Schemas in separate databases
  • 3 Tablespaces, 5 GB each with AES256 Encryption.
    Additional storage is billed at $0.10 USD per Gigabyte per month
  • PDF Report Printing with ORDS built in FOP
  • Outgoing Email Support
  • One hour of APEX mentoring per month


  • Database: One database user with schema-level privileges for each schema
  • APEX: One APEX Workspace Administrator user for each workspace
  • HTTP: Custom domain name or a subdomain of skillbuilders.com
  • Customer can load their own data as needed


  • Unlimited Applications
  • Unlimited Transactions
  • Unlimited Incoming Data Transfer
  • Free Outgoing Data Transfer up to 10GB per month. $1 per GB per month over 10GB.


  • Installation of SSL Certificate at no extra charge
  • Outgoing connection secured with SSL to webservices or LDAP services
  • Full volume AES256 Encryption
  • Encrypted SQLNet access (for SQL*Plus, SQL Developer, etc) over fully encrypted VPN

Database Administration Included

  • 24 x 7 x 365 Monitoring of Production Database. One hour response maximum.
  • One load of customer data
  • OS and Oracle Database Maintenance, Backups, Patches
  • Daily schema and applications exports in addition to Daily RMAN backups


  • 24 x 7 x 365 Monitoring of Production Database and entire APEX environment
  • Special request DBA or Development support available. Call (888) 803-5607

Uptime Service Level Agreement

  • 99.5% uptime SLA


  • 2 CPU Virtual Server, shared. Dedicated servers available.
  • Oracle Database 12c Standard Edition 2 and above
  • APEX 5.1.2 environment and above
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux Release 6.5 and above
  • APEX Listener ORDS (3.x and above)
  • Tomcat Application Server 8.5.9 and above, DMZ/Firewall protected
  • Apache 2.2 DMZ Server and above, including secure Reverse-Proxy technology

Database Maintenance Strategy:

  • SUs, CPUs, SPUs are applied within 10 business days of release.
  • Patch Sets (e.g. to, APEX 5.0 to 5.1) will be applied as soon as thorough testing is completed, which can be dependent on the time required for a customer to test applications.
  • Upgrades to Major releases (e.g. 11g to 12c) within a year after release, unless industry is buzzing with notable issues with new release.
  • Interim patches will not be applied unless necessary to fix a specific problem occurring on the database.

Operating System Maintenance Strategy

  • Security patches are applied on a regular (scheduled) basis to prevent security issues in the OS and applications.

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Fair Use Policy

The Production Package is a shared server environment (see Enterprise Package for dedicated servers). If client's Application adversely affects the performance of SkillBuilders Server, then SkillBuilders shall have the right to terminate the Application. All reasonable attempts will be made to contact Client prior to termination.

Pricing Disclaimer

Prices may be changed at any time without prior notice. We reserve the right to change our product's prices at any time without prior notice.