Oracle Database

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Oracle Database is a commercial relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Oracle Corporation. It uses the Structured Query Language (SQL) for data manipulation and management, and it provides features such as robust security, transactional consistency, and high availability.

Release Released Premier Support Extended Support
23c (LTR) 9 months ago
(19 Sep 2023)
Ends in 7 years and 10 months
(30 Apr 2032)
Yes
21c 2 years and 10 months ago
(13 Aug 2021)
Ends in 10 months
(30 Apr 2025)
Unavailable
19c (LTR) 5 years ago
(25 Apr 2019)
Ends in 1 year and 10 months
(30 Apr 2026)
Ends in 2 years and 10 months
(30 Apr 2027)
18c 5 years and 10 months ago
(23 Jul 2018)
Ended 2 years and 11 months ago
(30 Jun 2021)
Unavailable
12c Release 2 7 years ago
(01 Mar 2017)
Ended 2 years ago
(31 Mar 2022)
Unavailable
12c Release 1 (LTR) 10 years ago
(25 Jun 2013)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(31 Jul 2018)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(31 Jul 2022)
11g Release 2 (LTR) 14 years ago
(01 Sep 2009)
Ended 9 years ago
(31 Jan 2015)
Ended 3 years and 5 months ago
(31 Dec 2020)
11g Release 1 (LTR) 16 years ago
(09 Aug 2007)
Ended 11 years ago
(31 Aug 2012)
Ended 8 years ago
(31 Aug 2015)
10g Release 2 (LTR) 18 years ago
(11 Jul 2005)
Ended 13 years ago
(31 Jul 2010)
Ended 8 years ago
(31 Jul 2015)
10g Release 1 (LTR) 20 years ago
(08 Sep 2003)
Ended 15 years ago
(31 Jan 2009)
Ended 12 years ago
(01 Jan 2012)
9i Release 2 (LTR) 22 years ago
(01 May 2002)
Ended 16 years ago
(31 Jul 2007)
Ended 13 years ago
(31 Jul 2010)
9i Release 1 23 years ago
(01 Jun 2001)
Ended 20 years ago
(31 Dec 2003)
Unavailable

Oracle Database is distributed in various flavors (multiple cloud and on-premises offers) and has various support stages (such as Premier, Extended, Sustaining or Custom Market Driven). Depending on these, release dates may vary. This page documents Premier and Extended support dates for Oracle Database On-Premises Server Releases for Linux x86-64.

According to the Release Schedule of Current Database Releases there are two types of Oracle Database releases:

  • Long Term Release (LTR), which are supported for 5 years with Premier Support, followed by 3 years with Extended Support. Note that Oracle Corporation may offer, for some LTR, one year of free Extended Support.
  • Innovation Release, which are supported for at least 2 years with Premier Support and have no Extended Support.

The version and patch policy is also complex and changing, but some guidance can be found on:

More information is available on the Oracle Database website.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
SELECT BANNER_FULL FROM V$VERSION;

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