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Amazon RDS for Oracle connection

Amazon RDS for Oracle connection

To access your data in Amazon RDS for Oracle, create a connection asset for it.

Amazon RDS for Oracle is an Oracle relational database that runs on the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).

Supported Oracle versions and editions

  • Oracle Database 19c (
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (

Create a connection to Amazon RDS for Oracle

To create the connection asset, you'll need these connection details:

  • Either the Oracle Service name or the Oracle System ID (SID) for the database.
  • Hostname or IP address of the database
  • Port number of the database. (Default is 1521)
  • SSL certificate (if required by the database server)

Choose the method for creating a connection based on where you are in the platform

In a project
Click Assets > New asset > Data access tools > Connection. See Adding a connection to a project.
In a catalog
Click Add to catalog > Connection. See Adding a connection asset to a catalog.
In a deployment space
Click Add to space > Connection. See Adding connections to a deployment space.
In the Platform assets catalog
Click New connection. See Adding platform connections.

Next step: Add data assets from the connection

Where you can use this connection


You can use Amazon RDS for Oracle connections in the following workspaces and tools:


  • Platform assets catalog

  • Other catalogs (IBM Knowledge Catalog)


    Preview, profile, and masking are not certified for this connection in IBM Knowledge Catalog.

Watson Query service
You can connect to this data source from Watson Query.

Amazon RDS for Oracle setup

To set up the Oracle database on Amazon, see these topics:

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Amazon RDS for Oracle

Parent topic: Supported connections

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