My thoughts about the new Oracle Database Release Schedule

Changes to a well-known release model mean a lot. I will give you some of my thoughts about the new Oracle Database release schedule.

My thoughts about the new Oracle Database Release Schedule

What are we changing?

In my own words we basically rename the patch sets and name them what they were since years: Full releases. This means, Oracle Database 12.2.0.2 will be Oracle 18.… [Read More]

News about the new Oracle Database Release Schedule

News about the new Oracle Database Release Schedule

Old release numbering

There are news about the new Oracle Database release schedule. Oracle updated MOS Note 742060.1 containing release information recently.

A few weeks ago we changed from PSUs and BPs to RURs (Release Update Revisions) and RUs (Release Updates) beginning with Oracle Database 12.2.

And now MOS Note 742060.1 – Release Schedule of Current Database Releases is updated as well.… [Read More]

More Information about RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2

More Information about RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 has been released. And Oracle Support provides some very helpful documents to explain the implication of the new RU (Release Update) and RUR (Release Update Revision) patches.

More Information about RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2

First of all, these are the most important MOS notes to have a look at:

What does MOS Note: 2285040.1 cover?

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The first RU for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 is available

First RU is available for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle 12.2.0.1 is available

Just in case the port you are looking for is not available right now please see the ETA dates in the link below.

Details of the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory

Find the General Information about the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory here:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2017-3236622.html

Find the Risk Matrix for the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory here:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2017verbose-3236625.html#DB

The details about the Database are included in this document:
MOS Note: 2261562.1 – Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update July 2017 Availability Document
Please find the “Missing patches” in section 2.2 with proposed ETA dates.… [Read More]

Customer Success: Swiss Mobiliar Insurance

In late 2014 I’ve got asked if I’d like to work with Swiss Mobiliar, the oldest Switzerland insurer, on their upgrade project to move almost 300 databases from Oracle 11.2.0.3 to 12.1.0.2.

Swiss Mobiliar 12c

Swiss Mobiliar – Insurance – 300 databases to Oracle 12c

How do such projects start?

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Having fun with PDB LOCKDOWN PROFILES

In Oracle Database 12.2 (available in the Oracle DBaaS Cloud) there’s a new functionality called “PDB LOCKDOWN PROFILES“. Actually the parameter came already in undocumented and not functional in Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 (see here).

PDB Lockdown Profiles

PDB Lockdown Profiles are meant as a granular way to restrict or enable access – mostly under the aspect of using the database in a highly shared environment but requiring security.… [Read More]