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Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)

Last updated on MAY 05, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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The content below represents the most accurate information that Oracle can provide.  This is a living document that will change as various milestones are reached and releases go in and out of the product life cycle.  It is intended to give you current information about releases that are covered under the Database's Premier Support (PS) and Extended Support (ES) Lifetime policies. Because Support cannot provide additional dates not listed in this document, please do not log a Service Request asking for a schedule update. If you wish to be notified when this document changes, set the article as a Favorite, and follow the instructions for Email Notification in KM Doc ID: 793436.2

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The dates published in this document are for planning and discussion purposes only. It is intended solely to help you plan your I.T. projects.  A date that exists in the future should not be considered a firm development date as the release and timing of platform releases are subject to change at any time and are at Oracle's sole discretion.

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What's New in this Document?

The most recent changes will be highlighted with a "New" or "Updated" icon to help you quickly identify the modifications.  Also, see the Change Record Table at the bottom of the document.

 

Oracle Database Release Roadmap

To help you plan ahead, below is a visual roadmap that captures Oracle Database Releases from 11.2 onward, showing the lifetime support stages (Premier, Extended) and the Error Correction windows for each release.  Not all releases are eligible for Extended Support (i.e. 12.2.0.1, 18c).

Figure 1 - Database Release Roadmap 

 

 Table 1 - Patching End Dates for Roadmap

ReleasePatching End Date

Notes and Exceptions

19c

Long-Term Release

Mar 31, 2023 with no ES/ULA

Mar 31, 2026 with ES/ULA

  • Premier Support (PS) ends Mar 31, 2023, Extended Support (ES) fees will be required beginning Apr 01, 2023 through Mar 31, 2026
  • Error Correction / Patching is available through Mar 31, 2026 with paid ES. Without paid ES, patching is only available until Mar 31, 2023.

18c

Annual Release

Jun 08, 2021

  • Error Correction / Patching is available until Jun 08, 2021
  • 18c is not eligible for Extended Support (ES)

12.2.0.1

Annual Release

* March 31, 2022 with Limited Error Correction from Dec 1, 2020

  • Error Correction / Patching is available until Nov 30, 2020
  • Limited Error Correction (Sev 1 and Security Updates only) is available from Dec 1, 2020 - March 31, 2022   See <Note 161818.1> for details.
  • 12.2.0.1 is not eligible for Extended Support (ES)
  • Gen 1 ExaCC, OCC DBCS, and ODA will have 3 additional months of support life. The end of life dates for databases on these platforms is: 28-Feb-2021

12.1.0.2

Terminal Release

* Jul 31, 2022 with paid ES, ULA, or EBS waiver

  • Premier Support (PS) ended Jul 31, 2018 and one year of free Extended Support (ES) was in effect until July 31, 2019.
  • ES fees or a ULA was required beginning 01-Aug-2019 through 31-Jul-2022. Without paid ES or ULA, patching ends 31-Jul-2019.  
  • We have a global ES fee waiver in place for E-Business customers, see details and dates of expiration see: Extended Support Fee Waiver for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 2522948.1) or Technical Support Policy Document.

* One additional year (01-Aug-2021 through 31-July-2022) has been added to the Extended Support timeframe but the following platform exceptions apply: Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh were not included in the additional year. The end date for those platforms is still July 31, 2021.

12.1.0.1

Aug 31, 2016

  • Error Correction / Patching has ended for this release
  • 12.1.0.1 is not eligible for Extended Support (ES)
  • 12.1.0.1 was the last release of Standard Edition (SE) and Standard Edition One (SE1)

11.2.0.4

Terminal Release

Dec 31, 2020 with paid ES, ULA, or EBS waiver

  • Premier Support (PS) ended 31-Jan-2015 and one year of free Extended Support (ES) was in effect until Dec 31, 2018.
  • ES fees or a ULA was required beginning Jan 1, 2019 through Dec 31, 2020.  At the end of ES, Market Driven Support (MDS) will be available for two additional years.  See https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/ds-mds-database-11g-r2.pdf
  • We have a global ES fee waiver in place for E-Business customers, see details and dates of expiration see: Extended Support Fee Waiver for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 2522948.1) or Technical Support Policy Document.
  • Gen 1 ExaCC, OCC DBCS, and ODA will have 3 additional months of support life. The end of life dates for databases on these platforms is: 31-March 2021

 

 


Recommended Upgrade Path

Oracle recommends the following upgrade options:

For questions related to certification combinations and Lifetime Support agreements with other Oracle products like Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Oracle Siebel, please contact your Oracle Account Representative.


Oracle Database Release Schedule

These are server releases unless otherwise specified. Server releases always include the native word size client (e.g. 64-bit). Where the platform supports it, a 32-bit and 64-bit client is also part of the release.

Table 2 - Database Release Schedule

Platform20c19c18c12.2.0.112.1.0.212.1.0.111.2.0.4

Oracle Public Cloud Releases

Exadata Express Cloud Service                          TBD 18-Sep-2016 N/A
Database Cloud Service
 TBA

OCI DB System - VM: 8-Jul-2019

OCI DB System - Bare Metal: 2HCY19

1-Mar-2018 4-Nov-2016 Sep-2014 N/A Sep-2014  
Exadata Cloud Service  TBA 19-Jun-2019 Jun-2018 4-Nov-2016 Oct-2015 N/A Oct-2015  
Exadata Cloud at Customer  TBA 17-Sep-2019 May-2018 2-May-2017 Dec-2016 N/A

On-Premises Engineered Systems Same software as released for other platforms but tested on Engineered Systems

Oracle Database Appliance  CY2020 Oct 2019 7-Mar-2018 17-Nov-2017 Apr 2014 N/A Oct 2013  
Exadata  CY2020 13-Feb-2019 16-Feb-2018 10-Feb-2017 Oct 2014 Mar 2013 Nov 2013  
Supercluster  CY2020

CY2020

12-Mar-2018 10-Feb-2017 Nov 2014 Apr 2014 Dec 2013  

On-Premises Server Releases (includes client)

(Download here)

Linux x86 Not planned Not planned Not planned Not planned Not planned Not planned 28-Aug-2013
Linux x86-64  CY2020 25-Apr-2019 23-Jul-2018 1-Mar-2017 22-Jul-2014 25-Jun-2013 27-Aug-2013
Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)  CY2020 26-Apr-2019 30-Jul-2018 1-Mar-2017 22-Jul-2014 25-Jun-2013 29-Aug-2013
Oracle Solaris x86-64 (64-bit) CY2020 07-Nov-2019 6-Aug-2018 1-Mar-2017 22-Jul-2014 25-Jun-2013 29-Aug-2013
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)  CY2020 08-Jun-2019 21-Aug-2018 16-Mar-2017 25-Sep-2014 9-Jul-2013 25-Oct-2013
HP-UX Itanium7  CY2020 28-May-2019 20-Nov -2018 13-Apr-2017 14-Nov-2014 9-Jan-2014 10-Oct-2013

HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)

 Platform desupported  Platform desupported Platform desupported Platform desupported Platform desupported Platform desupported 2-Jan-2014
IBM AIX on POWER Systems  CY2020 28-May-2019 20-Nov -2018 13-Apr-2017 14-Nov-2014 9-Jan-2014 10-Oct-2013
IBM Linux on System z  CY2020 06-June-2019 20-Nov -2018 6-Jun-2017 14-Nov-2014 9-Jan-2014 9-Jan-2014
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)  Not planned

Client only - June 2019

Not planned Not planned Not planned Not planned 25-Oct-2013
Platform 191812.2.0.112.1.0.212.1.0.111.2.0.4

Instant Client-Only Releases

Apple macOS (Intel) download
   10-Sept-2019  Mar-2018 15-Jan-2018 2016 Not planned 20-Apr-2014
Download

IBM Linux on POWER (Big Endian)

 

        18-Dec-2015 (download)   4-Dec-2014

IBM Linux on POWER (Little Endian)

download

 

 Jul-2019

download

31-Oct-2018
(download)

7-Jun-2017 (download) 18-Dec-2015
(download)
   

References for Client-Only:
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/oracle19c-linux-5462157.html
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/oracle19c-windows-5539283.html

32-bit Linux & Windows Instant Clients,

https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/instant-client/linux-x86-32-downloads.html

https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/instant-client/microsoft-windows-32-downloads.html

 

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In this Document
Details
 What's New in this Document?
 Oracle Database Release Roadmap
 Recommended Upgrade Path
 Oracle Database Release Schedule
 Oracle Public Cloud Releases
 On-Premises Engineered Systems Same software as released for other platforms but tested on Engineered Systems
 On-Premises Server Releases (includes client)
 Instant Client-Only Releases
Actions
Contacts
 Change History (2020)
References

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