Oracle GoldenGate 12.3 is supported for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1

Finally … it took a little while but now Oracle GoldenGate 12.3 is supported for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1. Never heard of Oracle GoldeGate? Then you may look either into our slide deck and see the customer case of Amadeus. Or you may read further on OTN: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/goldengate/overview/index.html Oracle GoldenGate 12.3 is supported for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Roy and I received this question quite often in the past months: When will Oracle GoldenGate be certified for use with Oracle Database 12.2.0.1? I just learned about it today via the blog post of my friend YV RaviKumar who wrote about it. And…

Is “imp” still supported in Oracle Database 12.2?

Good question we receive quite often: Is “imp” still supported in Oracle Database 12.2? For clarification: I don’t talk about “impdp” but about old “imp” (import). And yes, it is still supported in Oracle 12.2. The old “exp” got desupported with Oracle Database 11.1.0.6 – but “imp” is still supported, even in Oracle Database 12.2.0.x. You should be able to import your old dumps into the newest release of the database and migrate even VERY old releases directly to Oracle Database 12.2. Actually, the biggest step upwards we’ve heard about a year ago was an exp from Oracle V5 and…

Is your APEX version certified with your Database release?

Last week I’ve had an interesting discussion with a customer about the certification of APEX and Oracle Database 12.2.0.1. I did a bit of research and emailing – and thanks to the APEX team – this is the source of truth for APEX certifications. Minimum Database version for APEX See MOS Note:1344948.1: Application Express (APEX) Database and Web Server Certification Reference: For APEX 4.0, the minimum database version is 10.2.0.3 For APEX 5.0, the minimum database version is 11.1.0.7 For APEX 5.1, the minimum database version is 11.2.0.4 Minimum APEX version per Database See MOS Note:1344948.1: Application Express (APEX) Database…

SuSE SLES 12 certified with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2

Puh … I’ve got many mails over several months asking about the current status of certification of SuSE SLES12 for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2. It took a while – and I believe it was not in our hands. But anyhow … finally … SuSE Enterprise Linux SLES12 is now certified with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2  See Release Notes for additional package requirements Minimum kernel version: 3.12.49-11-default Mininum PATCHLEVEL: 1 Additional Notes Edit CV_ASSUME_DISTID=SUSE11 parameter in database/stage/cvu/cv/admin/cvu_config & grid/stage/cvu/cv/admin/cvu_config Apply Patch 20737462 to address CVU issues relating to lack of reference data Install libcap1 (libcap2 libraries are installed by default); i.e. libcap1-1.10-59.61.x86_64 & libcap1-32bit-1.10-59.61.x86_64…

Oracle Database certification on Microsoft Windows 10

The MOS Note: 1307195.1  about Certification Information for Oracle Database on Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) got updated right before the 2015 Christmas holidays with the official certification information for Oracle Database 12c on Microsoft Windows 10. And it says: Windows 10 O/S Information: RAC is not certified. The earliest release certified on Windows 10 is 12.1.0.2. –Mike Previous related blog posts from Aug 14, 2015: Oracle Databases and Microsoft Windows 10

Oracle Databases and Microsoft Windows 10

Please find a more current blog post about certification of Oracle Database 12c on MS Win 10 here: Oracle Database certification on Microsoft Windows 10 If you have upgraded already or plan to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 in the near (or later) future, you may find this Statement Of Direction by Oracle regarding Microsoft Windows 10 certification quite useful: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/windows/whatsnew/oracle-db-win10-sod-2626195.pdf In summary: Oracle plans to certify Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 by October 2015 Oracle plans to certify the next major version of the database as well on MS Win 10 – 64bit Addition [Oct, 22, 2015]: Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.8 released…

SAP on Oracle Database 12c now with Oracle In-Memory

On March 31, 2015 SAP has been certified to run on Oracle Database 12.1.0.2: SAP is now certified on Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 As of June 30, 2015, Oracle Database In-Memory is supported and certified for SAP environments for all SAP products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x. on Unix/Linux, Windows and Oracle Engineered Systems platforms running Oracle Database 12c – in single instance and Oracle Oracle Real Application Clusters deployments. Oracle Database 12c is the database of choice for SAP customers based on In-Memory Technology which is fully supported for SAP BW and SAP OLTP applications. For requirements, restrictions, and implementation details…

SAP is now certified on Oracle Database 12.1.0.2

SAP certified Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 as of March 31, 2015! Yes, it’s true. Our colleagues in the Oracle/SAP/CompetenceCenter in Walldorf worked really hard to complete the certification for SAP with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 But finally it happened. Actually it was announced long time before as planned. And it happened right in time. Please find the official documents here: SAP Service Marketplace ==> Products ==> Installation & Upgrade Guides ==> Database Upgrades (login required) ==> Oracle  Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1): Windows Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1): UNIX And here’s the link to the official announcement:…

EM Cloud Control 12.1.0.4 (or newer) OMS Repository certified with Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 plus patches

The certification for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 as Repository Database underneath of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12.1.0.4 (OMS) had been revoked for a while. One reason may have been the potential removal of the SYSMAN user during a DBUA upgrade 😉 But this is just a rumor. I don’t know the exact reasons. After checking with the certification matrix earlier today I realized: Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 is certified as a repository database for Cloud Control resp. OMS. But … with a few important restrictions (see MOS Note:1987905.1 – 12c Database has been Certified as a 12cR4 Repository with Certain Patchset…

OEL6 and RHEL6 certification

Well, it took some time until Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 got finally certified on Oracle Unbreakable Linux 6 (OEL6) and RHEL6 (see the official announcement here). One really interesting change is that effective immediately, Oracle will provide its Red Hat compatible Linux binaries, updates and errata for free http://public-yum.oracle.com Finally MOS now has been updated as well (please go to the CERTIFICATION tab):