Oracle Database 19c (19.3.0) for Windows and zLinux is available

As of now, Oracle Database 19c (19.3.0) for Windows and zLinux is available for download in addition to Linux, SPARC Solaris, HP-UX and AIX. Oracle Database 19c on premises for Windows and zLinux You can download Oracle Database 19.3.0 on-prem for MS Windows and zLinux from the usual sources: OTN / oracle.com eDelivery Oracle 19c Documentation And of course you can find the Oracle 19c Documentation here: Oracle Database 19c Documentation Overview White Paper for Oracle Database 19c See especially the operating system dependent install guides: Database Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows Grid Infrastructure Installation and Upgrade Guide for Oracle…

Automatic SQL Plan Management in Oracle Database 19c

When you upgrade to a new database release, there will be changes. Some are obvious, others are not. This one is somewhere in between because it is documented quite well but not very well known yet as far as I see. I’m talking about the Automatic SQL Plan Management in Oracle Database 19c. What is changing in Oracle 19c? First of all, I don’t want to rewrite everything Nigel Bayliss wrote in his detailed blog post about Automatic SQL Plan Management in Oracle 19c in April 2019. But the essence is: Automatic SQL Plan Management is enabled by default in…

The new AutoUpgrade utility in Oracle 19c

Oracle Database 19c on premises is available – and one of the key features is the new AutoUpgrade utility. In the following days I will publish several blog posts explaining and showcasing the new AutoUpgrade. What is the AutoUpgrade? The Oracle Database AutoUpgrade utility is a new tiny little command line tool which allows you to upgrade your databases in an unattended way. I call it the Hands-Free Upgrade. The idea of the tool is to run the prechecks against multiple databases, fix 99% of the potential issues, set a restore point in case something goes wrong – and then…

Oracle Database 19c (19.3.0) for SPARC Solaris is available for download

Since yesterday you can download Oracle Database 19.3.0 on premises for Linux. And as of today, 19c for SPARC Solaris 64bit is available, too. Oracle Database 19c on premises for SPARC Solaris You can download Oracle Database 19.3.0 on-prem for SPARC Solaris 64bit now from the usual sources: OTN / oracle.com eDelivery Oracle 19c Documentation And of course you can access the Oracle 19c Documentation from now on as well: Oracle Database 19c Documentation Overview White Paper for Oracle Database 19c See especially the operating system dependent install guides: Database Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Grid Infrastructure Installation and Upgrade…

Oracle Database 19c (19.3.0) for Linux is available for download

Oracle Database 19c (19.3.0) for Linux is available for download as of now from OTN and eDelivery. For those of you who started with Oracle Database 19.2 already, the Updates (RU) 19.3.0 for the database and GI are available as well for Linux and Solaris. Oracle Database 19c on premises for Linux You can download Oracle Database 19.3.0 on-prem for Linux now from the usual sources: OTN / oracle.com eDelivery The download offering includes the zip, the RPM for the database, and Grid Infrastructure, the Client and more. The other ports will follow soon. Oracle 19c Documentation And of course…

Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c

With Oracle Database 19c being available on Exadata now, and most likely soon on-prem as well, there’s a significant change you should be aware of when using image processing features inside the database: Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c. Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c When you upgrade or migrate your database to Oracle 19c, then Oracle Multimedia APIs will be still exist but won’t function anymore. Read here in the Oracle Database 19c Upgrade Guide: Desupport of Oracle Multemedia Oracle Multimedia is desupported in Oracle Database 19c, and the implementation is removed. As…

Oracle Database 19c requires OL7, RHEL7 or SLES12 or newer

Oracle Database 19.2 for Oracle Exadata systems is available for download since yesterday night. One important thing you need to take into account once Oracle 19c will be generally available: On Linux, Oracle Database 19c requires OL7, RHEL7 or SLES12 or newer. Database Installation Guide for Linux You will find the exact minimum OS and kernel version requirements in the Database Installation Guide for Linux for Oracle 19c. Please see here the Operating System Checklist for Oracle Database Installation on Linux: Oracle Linux 7.4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 4: 4.1.12-112.16.7.el7uek.x86_64 or later Oracle Linux 7.4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise…

Oracle Database 19.2 for Exadata is now available for download

Time flies – and we have 2019. Since a few minutes Oracle Database 19.2 for Exadata is now available for download. Oracle Database 19.2 for Exadata is now available for download You can download as of today Oracle Database 19.2 for Exadata from the Software Delivery Cloud (eDelivery). Just type in “Oracle Database” into the search window: And then add it to your cart: Documentation And of course, the Oracle Database 19c documentation is available as of now as well: Further Information Please read more on the Oracle Database Blog. –Mike

Oracle 19c is available in LiveSQL

As Willie Hardie, VP Oracle Database Produce Management, wrote in his blog post, Oracle Database 19.2 is available in LiveSQL since yesterday. You can try out scripts and such in a container. Of course, feature usage is restricted. But that’s a pretty nice thing for an early start with Oracle Database 19c. Try it out Try it out on: liveSQL.oracle.com And find more information in Willie Hardie’s post: https://blogs.oracle.com/oracle-database/oracle-database-19c-now-available-on-livesql –Mike