When will Oracle Database 18c be available on-prem?

When will Oracle Database 18c be available on-prem? Some of you will answer: It is available already, isn’t it? And you are right. But I don’t want to blog just a marketing message but some facts. Others may ask: When will it be generally available on-premises? ==> July 23, 2018: Linux 18.3.0 on-prem is available – please click here <== When will Oracle Database 18c be available on-prem? As of today, March 20, 2018, Oracle Database 18c is available already in/for: OCI and OCI-C Database services LiveSQL.oracle.com Oracle Exadata and SuperCluster on premises Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) on premises Actually…

Oracle Database 12.2 on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)?

“Can I download and install Oracle Database 12.2 on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)?” I received such questions multiple times in the past weeks by different customers. One did ask me about their older X5-2, another person wanted to know where to download the image. At RMOUG somebody asked me when ODA will apply Bundle Patches (or Updates) instead of PSUs? And thanks to my PM mate Tammy Bednar, here’s the information also as a reminder to myself. ODA stands for Oracle Database Appliance – it is an engineered system of software, servers, storage and networking that offers a simple, reliable, low-cost…

DBCA 12c and “datapatch.pl” – things to know

A few weeks ago I did blog about the DBUA (Database Upgrade Assistant) not executing ‘datapatch’ (i.e. not applying the SQL changes involved with a SPU/PSU/BP) automatically: DBUA 12c and “datapatch.pl” – things to know For DBUA, please note that this behavior DOES NOT APPLY to command line upgrades done with catctl.pl – as you can see from this somewhat disturbing messages during the upgrade in phase 65 and phase 69 (which are not errors but just informational messages for datapatch’s execution): But afterwards I have learned that things are worse. The same behavior is true when you create a database. Not…