Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c

While I was writing the blog post about Creating CDBs and non-CDBs with less options I realized that Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c – but I haven’t mentioned this here yet. Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c Oracle Multimedia was called Oracle Intermedia a long time ago when we introduced it back in the Oracle 8i days. I don’t know how many people really used it, but it is part of a standard installation if you didn’t explicitly turned it off or deinstalled it. And from Oracle 18c on, Oracle Multimedia is deprecated. Meaning, it won’t develop…

Oracle Database 18c – Some important changes

I know that Oracle Database 18c is available in the Oracle Cloud and on Exadata engineered systems only right now. But actually I’ve had conversations with some customers who downloaded Oracle 18c on-prem software for Exadata and installed it on their systems. Therefore it may be useful to talk about Oracle Database 18c – Some important changes. Oracle Database 18c – Some important changes I will highlight some important changes but of course won’t cover all of them here. Installation You may recognize the first change after downloading the image: The installation and configuration of Oracle Database software is simplified…

Non-CDB architecture still exists in Oracle Database 12.2.

I received a question whether the Non-CDB architecture still exists in Oracle Database 12.2.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. The statement is misleading. And I can’t blame anybody about misreading 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…

Deprecated Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1

This is the 3rd posting in my series about init.ora/SPFILE parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1. New SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Obsolete SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Deprecated SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Default SPFILE Parameter changes between Oracle Database 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2 and 12.2.0.1   Finally, here’s the list of DEPRECATED parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1: O7_DICTIONARY_ACCESSIBILITY active_instance_count asm_preferred_read_failure_groups background_dump_dest buffer_pool_keep buffer_pool_recycle commit_write cursor_space_for_time db_block_buffers fast_start_io_target instance_groups lock_name_space log_archive_start parallel_adaptive_multi_user plsql_debug plsql_v2_compatibility rdbms_server_dn remote_os_authent resource_manager_cpu_allocation sec_case_sensitive_logon serial_reuse sql_trace standby_archive_dest unified_audit_sga_queue_size user_dump_dest utl_file_dir Only the ones in BOLD were newly marked as DEPRECATED in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1. The…

What does DEPRECATED mean? And DESUPPORTED?

There’s sometimes a misunderstanding about what we mean with the term DEPRECATED? And what is the difference to DESUPPORTED? Actually there’s a full chapter in the Database Upgrade Guide listing deprecated and desupported features. Deprecated and Desupported – Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Upgrade Guide Deprecated Especially this message puzzled a lot of customers stating that the non-CDB architecture is deprecated in Oracle Database 12c. In the Database Upgrade Guide we clearly explain what deprecated means: “By deprecate, we mean that the feature is no longer being enhanced but is still supported“ So for you it means just be aware that we…