Release Schedule

Clarification: Support Periods for Oracle 12.2.0.1 and 18c

Monday morning, another way-too-hot July day. Summer is crazy this year in Europe. We all enjoy nice sunny weather but nobody does enjoy a serious drought. Nowhere. While going through my inbox I spot this statement: ““Why should we go to 18.x with support till 2020?“. And this is not an unusual question. But I think I should write a Clarification: Support Periods for Oracle 12.2.0.1 and 18c. I receive plenty of such questions in the past weeks. And actually many from my colleagues.

Clarification: Support Periods for Oracle 12.2.0.1 and 18c

First of all, your Single

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MOS Note:742060.1 got updated with Oracle 18c information

From the Support’s Hot Topics email I learned the other day that MOS Note:742060.1 (Release Schedule of Current Database Releases) got updated with Oracle 18c information on January 18, 2018.

What got added to MOS Note:742060.1?

A column for Oracle 18c got added to the table of releases. You will find not information about potential release availability for Oracle 18c in the various options of the Oracle Cloud, and of course for on-premises as well.

MOS Note:742060.1 got updated with Oracle 18c information

Furthermore please find the updated graph as well.

MOS Note:742060.1 got updated with Oracle 18c information

 

 

The note below the graph is very important. See MOS Note:742060.1 for further details.

–Mike…

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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. And Oracle 12.2.0.3 will be Oracle 19. And so on.

Therefore there won’t be any Oracle 12.2.0.2 anymore – and obviously no Oracle 13.1 followed by Oracle 13.2.

In addition we change from Proactive Bundle Patches (BP) to Release Updates (RU)

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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.

News about the new Oracle Database Release Schedule

From MOS Note 742060.1 – Release Schedule of Current Database Releases:

Release 12.2: New releases will be annual and the version will be the last two digits of the

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