Oracle Database 21c will end product support at the end of April 2024.
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- Support period / end of support for Oracle DB 21c
- Oracle Database 21c is Innovation Release
- Official Information (MOS)
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Support period / end of support for Oracle DB 21c
All products are listed below, not limited to 21c, but 21c will end product support at the end of June 2023.
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Oracle Database 21c is Innovation Release
There are two types of Oracle Database releases: Long Term Release and Innovation Release.
Oracle Database 21c is Innovation Release .
- Long Term Release:
Oracle Database Long Term Releases are ideal for use cases that benefit from less frequent upgrades to newer releases. Long Term Releases offer the highest level of stability and the longest length of error correction support. These releases have 5 years of Premier Support followed by 3 years of Extended Support. When combined with Extended Support, customers typically have almost 4 years to upgrade from one Long Term Release to the next Long Term Release.
- Innovation Release: In between Oracle Database Long Term Releases, Oracle delivers Oracle Database Innovation Releases that include many enhancements and new capabilities which will also be included in the next Long Term Release. Innovation Releases are designed to enable customers to continuously use leading-edge technologies to rapidly develop or deploy new applications or augment existing applications. Support for Innovation Releases includes 2 years of Premier Support, but there is no Extended Support. Production workloads can be deployed on Innovation Releases if upgrading within 2 years to a newer release is factored into the deployment plan.
Official Information (MOS)
If you have a support contract and MOS access is available, you can check the official information from the following
- Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)
Be careful if you want to use Oracle Database in the cloud.
Only available on AWS / Azure / Oracle Cloud in the public (shared) domain.
For example, using Oracle Database on IBM Cloud can lead to license violations without your knowledge.
21c is now available on the Oracle Cloud Autonomous Database, so I think you have a chance to use it for free.