Yesterday, Oracle announced a new range of Arm compute instances based on Ampere’s ARM processors
This is a very nice announcement !,  and something also very cool is that you are eligible for an Always Free instance up to 4 OCPUs, 24GB of RAM and 4Gbps network bandwidth !!
This is the max you can have and you define it during the shape selection:
I have already updated all the Stacks I propose to support Flex Shapes and of course the Ampere ones:
When you select a Flex Shape you will be invited to also fill the OCPUs and Memory you want to deploy:
Enjoy deploying your application on OCI and for the database, no worry, relax and trust MDS !
If you don’t have yet an OCI account and would to receive $300 credits to use with MySQL Database Service: https://www.oracle.com/cloud/free
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I attempted this on the always free OCI tenancy – but failed at the point of the NAT gateway creation — Is this usable (or meant to be usable) with the free tier ?
I don’t belief the NAT gateway is a free (available) construction under the always free tier.
Interested in your reply — thanks
I was using the Internet Gateway, not the NAT one
Thanks for the reply – this really deals with the terraform (stack job) this attempts to execute- it attempts to create NAT gateway
But always free – doesn’t include that .
Additionally even a MySQL DB cannot be created.
Hence my question is this really – is for an always free after the 30 days free with $300 has elapsed?
MySQL managed service is not part of the always free offer. Only the compute instance is.