product-lifecycle

Describe about product life cycle. For example, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, etc.

Oracle DB 12c Support End of Date ( product lifecycle )

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There is also a proper support period for Oracle Database

  • Premier Support: Full support for 5 years from product shipment
  • Extended Support: Same as or equivalent to Premier Support. Almost fully supported
  • Sustaining Support: Knowledge Base support

Along with application support, the support period of the database software is very important That's because the rare effort of a database administrator (DBA) is taken up by the upgrade. I've never seen an organization with an excellent DBA At best, there are 2-3 people, usually one person in the system, and there are many organizations where there is one person in the whole company and there is no DBA.

Therefore, it is very important to keep the support period of the database software out of control, which is the biggest concern for a single person. Oracle database products are expensive, but at the cost of support costs, maintaining resistance to support is the only resistance as a weak affair.

There is also a proper support period for Oracle Database

  • Premier Support: Full support for 5 years from product shipment
  • Extended Support: Same as or equivalent to Premier Support. Almost fully supported
  • Sustaining Support: Knowledge Base support

Support period / end of support for Oracle DB 19c

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All products are listed below, not limited to 19c, but 19c will end product support at the end of March 2026

Product Premier Extended Pathching Ends
19c (12.2.0.3) 2023/3/31 2026/3/31 2026/3/31
18c (12.2.0.2) to be defined N/A to be defined
12.2.0.1 2020/11/20 N/A 2020/11/20
12.1.0.2 2018/7/31 2022/7/31 2022/7/31
12.1.0.1 2016/8/31 N/A 2016/8/31
11.2.0.4 2015/1/1 2015/8/27 2015/8/27
11.2.0.3 2015/8/27 2015/8/27 2015/8/27
11.2.0.2 2013/10/31 N/A 2013/10/31
11.2.0.1 2011/9/13 N/A 2011/9/13
11.1.0.7 2012/8/31 2015/8/31 2015/8/31
11.1.0.6 N/A 2009/9/18
10.2.0.5 2010/7/31 2015/7/31 2015/7/31
10.2.0.4 2010/7 2011/7 2011/7/31

Oracle Database 12c EOL is following:

  • 12.1 : 2022/7/31
  • 12.2 : 2026/3/31

You should remember these

  • 18c and 19c are confusing, but 18c and 19c are 12.2 releases
  • The latest and long-term support version of 12.2 is now 19c

How to confirm official announce? (Oracle's official)

If you can log in to My Oracle Support (MOS), it will be listed in the following document ID

  • English edition
    Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Document ID 742060.1)
  • Japanese version
    Release schedule for the current database release (Document ID 2413744.1)

If you can't log in to MOS (or what is MOS?), See this URL

Release Schedule of Current Database Releases

Usually only database administrators can access with MOS account, so app developers and vendors can check from the above URL

The Oracle database once used a lot of Standard Edition and Standard Edition One. With the change of policy of Oracle, Standard Edition One was finished at 12c R1. Standard Edition One is the most database software in the world that has been adopted by so many packaged software. In the same way, SE RAC can no longer be assembled with Standard edition in 19c. This means that a highly available Oracle database server cannot be built with the Standard edition. Customers are forced to choose between the Enterprise edition of Oracle Database or the Oracle Cloud (Autonomous database).

It is more demanding that the system understand the life cycle of each version and consider safe operation and renewal schedules.

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