Oracle Database 18.3.0 on SPARC Solaris is available

Usually I don’t post twice on a day, especially not on a Friday and not in the holiday season. But since last night, Aug 2, Oracle Database 18.3.0 on SPARC Solaris is available for download from OTN. Oracle Database 18.3.0 on SPARC Solaris is available You can download it from OTN: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html And I couldn’t find it on eDelivery – where I find only the 18.1.0 version. But I simply may be not clever enough to use the right search phrase (I used “Oracle Database” as “18” leads to something different). Further Information Oracle Database 18.3.0 on premises is available…

OTN Tour Latin America 2017 – See you soon (again)

Oracle OTN Tour Latin America 2017 – Database Upgrade Team will be there. I did not participate in last year’s LAD OTN Tour through Latin and South America. And to be honest: I really missed it. So this year is a new chance. I will head out in less than a week and start my journey in Uruguay, then Argentina and finally Brazil. Unfortunately there was no possibility to include more stops even though I would have loved to see other places and customers as well. The good news: Hector and Byron from the Upgrade Team will cover many of…

Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 for Windows available

Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 for MS Windows is available as of today for download. Download it from: OTN Oracle Software Cloud The 64bit and 32bit clients are downloadable as well – click on the “See All” link and scroll down a bit on OTN. For future dates and other platforms please see MOS Release Schedule 742060.1 . –Mike

Download Oracle Database 10.2 and 11.1 Software

In the past weeks several customers did either ask me in person or via email where to download Oracle Database 10.2 software, the base release. They need it for testing or to setup a system for an older application etc. And there are plenty of reasons for downloading “older” Oracle software. But it has been completely removed from our OTN page and from eDelivery/SoftwareCloud. There is a reason for doing that but it would be more informative if somebody at Oracle would have put out a message on OTN and eDelivery excusing for the inconvenience and asking you to open…

Excellent Source of Upgrade Information in Japanese

If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that we have enjoyed our visits to Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto immensely. We work very closely with our colleagues in Japan, and I would like to highlight a website that will be extremely useful to anybody who can read Japanese. The site is oracledatabase.jp/upgrade. Here is a screenshot: With plenty of good information from web articles to white papers, this site is a terrific resource for our Japanese partners and customers!

Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 is now available!

Many customers have asked over the past year whether we would be producing a newer version of the Oracle Database Express Edition, because it makes such a terrific starter database for students, developers, and DBAs. Well, the answer is Yes! As of today, Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 is available for download. As with the 10g release, this Express Edition is free of charge. To find more information about downloading the software and documentation, please visit the OTN page for Express Edition. Remember, you can always upgrade your database to Standard or Enterprise Edition if you outgrow the…