I received a question from 3 different colleagues in the past week:
“Does Oracle Database 12.2 still allow us to create non-CDB databases?”
And as I get this question at every customer-facing workshop these days as well before being able to talk about Single/Multitenant – I think it is important to clarify it.
Is the non-CDB architecture still available/supported in Oracle Database 12.2?
I did blog about it a while ago – but Google is not always your friend to direct you to the right answer:
whereas the difference between “Deprecated” and “Desupported” is described here:
The non-CDB (or stand-alone) architecture is still available in Oracle Database 12.2. You can install/deploy your databases exactly as you did in previous releases. Even though I would recommend you to test and experiment with the Single-/Multitenant (CDB) architecture to learn about the benefits and flexibility already today, there’s no forced push to adopt Single-/Multitenant at the moment.