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Streams Deprecation and Desupport FAQ (Doc ID 2388741.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 30, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This FAQ addresses questions regarding Streams deprecation and desupport:

18c Oracle Database Release Notes
Part 4 Deprecated and Desupported Features for Oracle Database
Terminal Release of Oracle Streams

which states:

Oracle Database 18c is the terminal release for support of the Oracle Streams feature. Oracle Streams will be desupported from Oracle Database 19 onwards.

Oracle Streams was deprecated in Oracle Database 12c (12.1). It does not support features introduced in Database version 12.1 and later releases, including the multitenant architecture, the LONG VARCHAR data type, long identifiers, and other features. Oracle GoldenGate is the replication solution for Oracle Database.

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 What is the difference between Streams deprecation and desupport?
 Can Streams replicate between 12c, 11g, and 10g databases?
 Does Streams desupport include Streams Advanced Queuing (AQ)?
 Does Streams desupport include Data Warehousing CDC?
 Does Streams deprecation and desupport apply to the Audit Vault Redo Collector?
 Where do I go for more information regarding Oracle GoldenGate as a replacement for Streams?
 Is there a recommended approach for migrating from Streams to Oracle GoldenGate?
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