Oracle's most current 12cR1 Instant Client libraries are now available for Linux on Power with both Little and Big Endian support.
On Linux for Power these free, light-weight and easily installed Oracle Database libraries and SDKs are used for building and connecting client applications to remote Oracle Databases. Oracle Instant Client enables development and production deployment of Oracle Database applications. Support is provided for popular languages and environments including Node.js, Python and PHP, as well as providing access for OCI, OCCI, JDBC, ODBC and Pro*C applications.
The links below are updated, the ppc64 link is for Big Endian 64 bit, the ppc64.c32 is for Big Endian 32 bit.
Please comment below if you have a need for 32 bit Little Endian Instant Clients, and on the continued need for the delivery of Big Endian versions with future Oracle releases.
To Download the Instant Clients use the the following links:
- Instant Client for DB 22.214.171.124 Linux on POWER Little Endian (64 bit) => leppc64
- Instant Client for DB 126.96.36.199 Linux on POWER Big Endian (64 bit) =>ppc64
- Instant Client for DB 188.8.131.52 Linux on POWER Big Endian (32 bit)=>ppc64.c32
The precompilers for each of the above variants are available at precompiler downloads
The LE release is certified on RHEL7.1 and SLES 12 and follow on service updates.
The BE releases are certified on SLES11, RHEL6 and RHEL7 and follow on service updates.