So I was wondering. Why is Oracle not supporting ARM. Almost all mobile devices use an ARM processor. How cool would it be to have for example an APEX instance running on a samsung gallaxy or a raspberry pi...
I just don't understand why the Oracle XE (their demo of a great product) is not supported on those devices... Using only a tablet to promote a database would just come in very handy.
Or are there plans to release an ARM version. I have tried emulating x86 and sparc on a raspberry pi. Believe me the results are terrible. Emulation is not a solution. Oracle should compile their sources against an ARM processor.
In some way, I agree. Unless you're running it on a multi-processor ARM box, the results are going to be slow. If they do support ARM, I don't think it's going to be because of Raspberry Pis (cue the Beowulf cluster jokes).
That said, MySQL and PostgreSQL have various builds floating around that'll run on it.