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Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 01, 2019

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Oracle Database Release Roadmap

To help you plan ahead, below is a roadmap that captures Oracle Database Releases (incl. annual and patch sets) from 11.2 onward, showing their lifetime support stages (Premier, Extended). For a table with this data including dates, see Table 3 - Patching End Dates below.

How To Interpret The Roadmap 

The Roadmap shown below is a visual representation of our past and current release models detailing their  eligible error correction windows within a given Lifetime Support stage (Premier, Extended).  If the Extended Support stage is not show for a release, then no error correction is available for that support period (i.e. Oracle Database 18c is not eligible for Extended Support).  Beginning with 12.2.0.1, we are now releasing a new database annually (i.e. every calendar year).  As designated below, an annual release that will have Extended Support is called the long term support release.

Figure 1 - Database Release Roadmap

 

 

 


Recommended Upgrade Path

Oracle recommends the following upgrade options:

The purpose of these recommendations is to help you stay within the guidelines of Lifetime Support and Error Correction Policies (allowing you to avoid costly support exceptions), and to encourage you to take advantage of the new features that are available in the latest product releases.

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.

 

Lifetime Support Patching (Error Correction) & Upgrade Path for Oracle Database

Release

 

 

Patching End Dates

(Error Correction)

 

Extended Support End Dates

 

Direct Upgrade Path to 19c

 

Database 11.2      
DB 11.2.0.1 (Initial Release) 13-Sep-2011 Not Available No
DB 11.2.0.2 (Patch Set) 31-Oct 2013 Not Available No
DB 11.2.0.3 (Patch Set) 27-Aug-2015 27-Aug-2015 No
DB 11.2.0.4 (Terminal Patch Set)

31-Dec 2020 with ES/ULA

(ES Fee waived through 31-Dec-2018)

31-Dec-2020

(Requires ES Fees paid or Unlimited License Agreement w/ES enabled (ULA)

Yes
Database 12.1      
DB 12.1.0.1(Initial Release) 31-Aug-2016 Not Available No
DB 12.1.0.2 (Terminal Patch Set)

31-Jul-2021 with ES/ULA

(ES Fee waived through 31-Jul-2019)

31-Jul-2021

(Requires ES Fees paid or Unlimited License Agreement w/ES enabled (ULA)

Yes
Database 12.2      
DB 12.2.0.1 (Initial Release) 20-Nov-2020 Not Available Yes
DB 18 (Annual Release) 08-June-2021 Not Available Yes
DB 19 (Long Term Release)

31-Mar-2023 without ES/ULA

31-Mar-2026 with ES/ULA

31-Mar-2026 *

(Requires Extended Support (ES) Fees paid or Unlimited License Agreement w/ES enabled (ULA)

Table 1 - Recommended Upgrade Patch

* Oracle Database 19c is the Long Term Support Release or “Terminal Patch Set” for Oracle Database 12.2 Release. Extended Support for the 12.2 Family provides you with proactive and security patches for 19c through March 31, 2026.

 


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.

Platform 19 18 12.2.0.1 12.1.0.29 12.1.0.12,10 11.2.0.48 11.2.0.3 11.2.0.2

11.2.0.12

 

11.1.0.71 10.2.0.53 10.2.0.44 10.1.0.5

Oracle Public Cloud Releases

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

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 N/A
Exadata Cloud Service 19-Jun-2019 Jun-2018 4-Nov-2016 Oct-2015 N/A Oct-2015 N/A
Exadata Cloud at Customer 2HCY19 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 2HCY19 7-Mar-2018 17-Nov-2017 Apr 2014 N/A Oct 2013 N/A
Exadata 13-Feb-2019 16-Feb-2018 10-Feb-2017 Oct 2014 Mar 2013 Nov 2013 N/A
Supercluster

2HCY19

(removed previous date incorrectly listed)

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

On-Premises Server Releases (includes client)

(Download here)

Linux x86 Not planned Not planned Not planned Not planned Not planned 28-Aug-2013 23-Sep-2011 13-Sep-2010 1-Sep-2009 18-Sep-2008 30-Apr-2010 22-Feb-2008 30-Jan-2006
Linux x86-64 25-Apr-2019 23-Jul-2018 1-Mar-2017 22-Jul-2014 25-Jun-2013 27-Aug-2013 23-Sep-2011 13-Sep-2010 1-Sep-2009 18-Sep-2008 30-Apr-2010 17-Mar-2008 24-Feb-2006
Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit) 26-Apr-2019 30-Jul-2018 1-Mar-2017 22-Jul-2014 25-Jun-2013 29-Aug-2013 1-Oct-2011 24-Sep-2010 6-Nov-2009 06-Oct-2008 19-May-2010 30-Apr-2008 05-Feb-2006
Oracle Solaris x86-64 (64-bit) Q4CY19 6-Aug-2018 1-Mar-2017 22-Jul-2014 25-Jun-2013 29-Aug-2013 1-Oct-2011 24-Sep-2010 25-Nov-2009 Not planned 19-May-2010 13-Nov-2008 Not planned
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) 08-Jun-2019 21-Aug-2018 16-Mar-2017 25-Sep-2014 9-Jul-2013 25-Oct-2013 11-Nov-2011 15-Dec-2010 2-Apr-2010 13-Nov-2008 27-Jul-2010 16-May-2008 Not planned
HP-UX Itanium7 28-May-2019 20-Nov -2018 13-Apr-2017 14-Nov-2014 9-Jan-2014 10-Oct-2013 29-Oct-2011 19-Oct-2010 22-Dec-2009 06-Oct-2008 3-Jun-2010 30-Apr-2008 07-Jun-2006

HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
See footnote 6 below

Platform desupported 6 Platform desupported 6 Platform desupported 6 Platform desupported 6 Platform desupported 6 2-Jan-2014 16-Feb-2012 15-Mar-2011 20-May-2010 11-Nov-2008 15-Dec-2010 02-Jun-2008 05-Feb-2006
IBM AIX on POWER Systems 28-May-2019 20-Nov -2018 13-Apr-2017 14-Nov-2014 9-Jan-2014 10-Oct-2013 29-Oct-2011 19-Oct-2010 22-Dec-2009 06-Oct-2008 3-Jun-2010 15-May-2008 05-Feb-2006
IBM Linux on System z 06-June-2019 20-Nov -2018 6-Jun-2017 14-Nov-2014 9-Jan-2014 9-Jan-2014 1-Dec-2011 30-Mar-2011 Not planned Not planned 3-Jan-2011 16-Dec-2008 26-Aug-2006
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Client only - June 2019

Not planned Not planned Not planned Not planned 25-Oct-2013 11-Nov-2011 15-Dec-2010 5-Apr-2010 10-Oct-2008 19-Jul-2010 17-Mar-2008 13-Feb-2006
Platform 19 18 12.2.0.1 12.1.0.29 12.1.0.12,10 11.2.0.48 11.2.0.3 11.2.0.2 11.2.0.12 11.1.0.71 10.2.0.53 10.2.0.44 10.1.0.5

Instant Client-Only Releases

Apple macOS (Intel) download
   Mar-2018 15-Jan-2018 2016 Not planned 20-Apr-2014
Download
31-Jan-2013
Instant Client only
Not planned Not planned Not planned Sched TBA 10-April-2009
Single Instance only
Not planned
IBM Linux on POWER (Big Endian)       18-Dec-2015 (download)   4-Dec-2014              

IBM Linux on POWER (Little Endian)

download

 Jul-2019

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

Desupported Server Platform Releases

(No further Database releases will be ported to this platform)

Apple Mac OS X (PowerPC)
Platform desupported
08-Jan-2007
HP OpenVMS Alpha
Platform desupported
31-Oct-2012 15-Dec-2008 15-Feb-2008
HP OpenVMS Itanium           23-Jul-2015         31-Oct-2012 15-Dec-2008 Not planned
HP Tru64 UNIX
Platform desupported
21-Apr-2011 20-Feb-2009 18-Oct-2006
IBM Linux on POWER
Platform desupported (see Doc ID 1310584.1)
17-Mar-2011 9-Jan-2009 Not planned
IBM z/OS on System z
Platform desupported (see Doc ID 461234.1)
26-Oct-2012 Not planned 06-Mar-2006

Linux Itanium7

Platform desupported (see Doc ID 1130325.1)
17-Mar-2011 24-Sep-2008 30-Apr-2006
Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit) 7
Platform desupported (see Doc ID 1307745.1)
12-May-2011 2-Feb-2009 30-Jan-2006
Oracle Solaris x86 (32-bit)
Platform desupported
14-Nov-2008
Last patch set for this platform
18-Jun-2006
Platform 19 182 12.2.0.12 12.1.0.29 12.1.0.12,10 11.2.0.48 11.2.0.3 11.2.0.2 11.2.0.12 11.1.0.71 10.2.0.53 10.2.0.44 10.1.0.5

Table 2 - Database Release Schedule

Legend:
Qn CYyyyy: Date falls within the nth Quarter (3 month period) of the Calendar Year specified. For example Q2 CY 2019 means "sometime within the second quarter of 2019, ie between April and June 2019".

TBA = Schedule To Be Announced

DD-MMM-YYYY: Available, date shown is when the patch set was made available on My Oracle Support/MetaLink

1H or 2H CYyyyy: Date falls within the 1st half (six months) or 2nd half of Calendar Year. For example 1H CY2009 means "some time within the first six months of 2009".

 

Patching End Dates for Database 12.1, 11.2, 11.1, 10.2 Releases and Patch Sets

The dates shown in the table below are the dates Oracle will provide patches, PSUs, and CPUs/SPUs for Database versions 12.1 and earlier on all platforms. A full description of the patching policies is given in Database, FMW, EM Grid Control, and OCS Software Error Correction Support Policy (Doc ID 209768.1). The LSP and patching end dates are as follows unless noted otherwise in Table 2 - Database Release Schedule above.

 

Beginning with Release 12.2: . Instead of Patch Sets, Patch Set Updates, and Database Bundle Patches, new releases are maintained with Updates and Revisions. For more information see Update and Revisions for Database Proactive Patch Program (Doc ID 2285040.1).
Releases 12.1 and earlier: Patch sets were released periodically. For Database 11.2 and 12.1, the terminal (last) patch set has been released. Proactive patches such as Patch Set Updates (PSU) are released only on those terminal patch sets.

 

 

Release Patching End Date Premier Support Ends (PS) Extended Support Ends (ES)

Notes and Exceptions

19c

Long term support release

31-Mar-2023 without ES/ULA

31-Mar-2026 with ES/ULA

31-Mar-2023

31-Mar-2026

  1. Part of the 12.2 Release Family
  2. Extended Support fees will be required beginning 01-Apr-2023 through 31-Mar-2026
  3. Patching is available through 31-Mar-2026 with paid ES. Without paid ES, patching is only available until 31-Mar-2023.

18c

Annual release

08-June-2021

* 31-Mar-2023

Not Available

  1. Part of the 12.2 Release Family
  2. Patching will end 08-Jun-2021
  3. 18c is not eligible for Extended Support

* Patching ends on 08-Jun-2021.  You can still download and install existing patches but no new patches will be created.  Premier Support includes more than patching.  See Lifetime Support Policy - Oracle Technology Products for details.

12.2.0.1

Annual release

20-Nov-2020

* 31-Mar-2023

Not Available

  1. Part of the 12.2 Release Family
  2. Patching will end 20-Nov-2020
  3. 12.2.0.1 is not eligible for Extended Support

* Patching ends on 20-Nov-2020. You can still download and install existing patches but no new patches will be created. Premier Support includes more than patching.  See Lifetime Support Policy - Oracle Technology Products for details.

12.1.0.2

Terminal Release for 12.1 Family

31-Jul-2021 with paid ES, ULA, or EBS waiver

31-Jul-2018

31-Jul-2021

 

  1. First year of Extended Support fees waived 01-Aug-2018 through 31-Jul-2019.
  2. Extended Support fees will be required beginning 01-Aug-2019 through 31-Jul-2021. Without paid ES or ULA, patching ends 31-Jul-2019
  3. For E-Business customers, see Extended Support Fee Waiver for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 2522948.1)

12.1.0.1

for 12.1 Family

Ended:

31-Aug-2016

31-Aug-2016 Not Available
  1. 12.1.0.1 is not eligible for Extended Support
  2. Patching has ended for this release.

11.2.0.4

Terminal Release for 11.2 Family

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

31-Jan-2015

31-Dec-2020
  1. Premier Support ended 31-Jan-2015.
  2. Extended Support fees were waived through 31-Dec-2018.
  3. Extended Support fees or a ULA was required beginning 1-Jan-2019 through 31-Dec-2020.
  4. For E-business customers, see Extended Support Fee Waiver for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 2522948.1)

11.2.0.3

Patchset Release for 11.2 Family

Ended:

27-Aug-2015

27-Jan-2015

27-Aug-2015
  1. Patching has ended for this release.
  2. Premier Support ended Jan 2015 but Extended Support Fees were waived through Aug 2015

11.2.0.2

Patchset Release for 11.2 Family

Ended:

31-Oct-2013

31-Oct-2013 Not Available
  1. Patching has ended for this release.
  2. There was no extended support for 11.2.0.2
11.2.0.1 for 11.2 Family

Ended:

13-Sep-2011

13-Sep-2011 Not Available
  1. Patching has ended for this release
  2. Patching end date for Exadata was 30-Apr-2012
  3. There inwas extended support for 11.2.0.1

11.1.0.7

Terminal Release for 11.1 Family

Ended:

31-Aug-20157

31-Aug-2012 31-Aug 2015
  1. Patching has ended for this release.
  2. HP-UX Itanium - Patching ended Dec 2015.
  3. Beginning Sep 1, 2015 only Sev 1 fixes were made available through exceptions

11.1.0.6

Patchset Release for 11.1 Family

Ended:

18-Sep-2009

  Not Available
  1. Patching has ended for this release.
  2. There was no extended support for 11.1.0.6

10.2.0.5

Terminal Release for 10.2 Family

Ended:

31-Jul-20157

31-Jul-2010 31-Jul-2015
  1. All platforms - standard Extended Support ended 31-Jul-2013.
  2. Additional support was available via Market Driven Support through July 2019, See Oracle Software Technical Support Policies.
  3. HP-UX, Linux, and Windows Itanium - patching ended Dec 2015 and these platforms are not included in Market Driven Support

10.2.0.4

Patchset Release for 10.2 Family

Ended:

31-Jul-2011

Jul-2010 Jul-2011
  1. See Doc 1293180.1. Database Patch Set 10.2.0.4 patching extended to July 31, 2011

Table 3 - Patching End Dates

 

Footnotes:

111.1.0.7 was the last patch set for Release 11.1. See Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products (Doc ID 854428.1) for additional details.

2 Base release - Full software release obtained from edelivery or downloaded from otn.oracle.com.

310.2.0.5 was the last patch set for Release 10.2. See Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products (Doc ID 854428.1) for additional details.

4The start of Extended Support no longer forces customers to run the last patch set in order to receive new fixes (such as PSU or CPU).

5Patching end dates for terminal patchsets of a release are equivalent to the end of Extended Support. An Extended Support contract is required to receive patches once a release enters the Extended Support phase. See the Lifetime Support Policy covering Technology Products for dates of Extended Support.

6 Oracle Database Release 11.2 on HP-UX PA-RISC. See Support Status for Oracle Database on HP-UX PA-RISC systems (Doc ID 1313798.1) for details.

7 Itanium-based Systems (HP-UX, Windows, and Linux): Additional Extended Support was made available for these platforms. The patching end date table above reflects the new end of Extended Support. See Oracle Software Technical Support policies for more details

8 11.2.0.4 is the last patch set for Release 11.2. Future integrated error correction will come in the form of Patch Set Updates. See Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products (Doc ID 854428.1) for current details.

9 12.1.0.2 is the last patch set for Release 12.1. Future integrated error correction will come in the form of Patch Set Updates. See Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products (Doc ID 854428.1) for current details.

10 12.1.0.1 is the last release of Standard Edition (SE) and Standard Edition One (SE1). SE/SE1 customers should consider migrating to 12.1.0.2 Standard Edition 2 (SE2). For more information, see Oracle Database 12c Standard Edition 2 (12.1.0.2) (Doc ID 2027072.1).

* N/A - Not Applicable, i.e. does not apply to.

 


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 What's New?
 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
 Desupported Server Platform Releases
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 Change History
References

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