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Desupport of Oracle Gateways (Doc ID 549796.1)

Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Oracle Database Gateway for Teradata - Version 9.2 to 10.2
Oracle Database Gateway for Adabas - Version to [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Gateway for IMS - Version to [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Gateway for VSAM - Version to [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 25-MAR-2010***
***Checked for relevance on 08-NOV-2012***

Oracle Transparent Gateway for Sybase - Version: 9.2 to 10.2
Oracle Transparent Gateway for Informix - Version: 9.2 to 10.2
Oracle Transparent Gateway for Teradata - Version: 9.2 to 10.2
Oracle Transparent Gateway for Microsoft SQL Server - Version: 9.2 to 10.2


All Oracle Transparent Gateways and Generic Connectivity are desupported from March 15th 2008. Desupport for TG4DRDA is detailed below.

Further details including an FAQ are available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) -

under the entry -

Gateways Desupport Note


If you do not have an OTN userid it is free to register.

The upgrade path is to use the equivalent v11 Database Gateway and the v11 Database Gateway for ODBC to replace Generic Connectivity.

The following Gateways will be desupported on the dates shown  -

Database Gateway for IMS
Database Gateway for VSAM
Database Gateway for Adabas

11.1 - end of premier support August 2012

11.2 - end of premier support January 2015

There will be no extended support and no new versions will be provided.

Desupport information for the Transparent Gateway for DRDA (TG4DRDA) and other mainframe Gateways can be found in this document -

Oracle Lifetime Support Policy
Oracle Technology Products

in the section -

Oracle Gateway Release’s


Request Patch for v9 and v10 RDBMS

If accessing the v11 Database Gateways from a v9 or v10 RDBMS then a patch needs to be applied -


The RDBMS must be upgraded to the following versions before the patch can be applied -

The patch is not needed for or

Check on My Oracle Support (MOS) if the patch is available for your platform and RDBMS version.  If not, then please open a Service Request with Oracle Support Services to request the patch.


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In this Document
 Request Patch for v9 and v10 RDBMS

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