To which release should you upgrade to? Plus: Extended Support?

A few days ago I blogged about the Current Support Status for Oracle Database Releases. And you’ve sent several questions to me. Some asked about clarification to which release should you upgrade to? Plus: Extended Support questions were quite frequent. So let me clarify this previous blog post a bit. To which release should you upgrade to? A few weeks ago we initiated global communication to all customers who had opened an SR within the past 3 years explaining to which release you should upgrade to. Just in case you haven’t seen this communication, I will give you more details…

Current Support Status for Oracle Database Releases

Yesterday a former colleague from the UK pointed me to a very old blog post about the fact that no patches will be produced for Oracle 11.2.0.3 anymore. Which is a true fact. But it reminded me that it may be time for an overview on the current support status for Oracle database releases as of October 2018. Current Support Status for Oracle Database Releases First of all, the single source of truth in case you’d like to look up support dates and patching periods is MOS Note:742060.1. Please always check this note first. Our Support Lifetime Policy brochure does…

Extended Support Fee for Oracle 11.2.0.4 waived until May 31, 2017 – Extended Support until Dec 2020

PLEASE READ THE RECENT UPDATE from Jan 27, 2017 INSTEAD: Release Dates Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-prem – Extended Support Waiving for Oracle 11.2.0.4 / 12.1.0.2 Friday, Oct 16, 2015, Oracle announced that the Extended Support for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 will be waived until May 31, 2017. After this period of Waived Extendend Support, Extended Support for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 will be offered until end of December 2020. This information can be found here: Oracle Software Technical Support Policies http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/057419.pdf Oracle Lifetime Support Policy http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-technology-069183.pdf Page 6: Sustaining Support column cut off as it is always infinite for these releases. Please…

Premier Support for Oracle 11.2 has ended months ago

PLEASE FIND AN UPDATED BLOG POST HERE: Release Dates Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-prem – Extended Support Waiving for Oracle 11.2.0.4 / 12.1.0.2 I have blogged many times about the End of Premier Support for Oracle Database 11.2 and the different stages and regulations for Extended Support for this release. But still I’m getting inquiries almost every day, internally and externally. Let me first point out that I’m not a rep of Oracle Support. I’m just a Product Manager with some Oracle Support background. So you’ll always have to consult our officially available documents and sources as regulations may change after…