Here at Dbvisit, we are experiencing significant interest in Disaster Recovery solutions for clients upgrading to 19c on Oracle Standard Edition. So, over the next month, we will be running a series of blogs outlining the benefits of 19c, the upgrade path for RAC customers, and upgrade methods. We hope this information will help make your journey to a high-performance, highly resilient 19c Oracle SE solution much easier!
Extended Support is Ending, it's Time to Upgrade to 19c
The main reason there is a lot of interest in 19c is that Oracle support for earlier versions is ending. The extended support for Oracle 11.2 ended on December 31st, 2020, and Oracle 12.1 extended support will end on July 31st, 2022. Upgrading to the Oracle 19c long-term release will enable access to Oracle premier support and its benefits.
Oracle Database long-term (LT) releases are ideal for most use cases as they prioritize stability and the support period length. Oracle aims for LT releases to have 5 years of premier support followed by 3 years of extended support. When combined with extended support, customers typically have 4 years to upgrade from one long-term release to the next.
Database Releases and Support Timelines from Oracle (As of May 4th, 2021)
Source: Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1)
Find the Thought of a Database Upgrade a Bit Unsettling?
If you are interested in upgrading to Oracle Database 19c but you aren’t sure what’s the best way to tackle it, you’re not alone. Our first recommendation would be to get in touch with an Oracle partner. Feel free to contact us, and we will happily provide you with a trusted partner in your region – we have over 400 active partners in over 120 countries. Secondly, check out Oracle’s guide that can help you plan and prepare for your database upgrade. And most importantly, subscribe to our blog to receive our upcoming articles on 19c for Oracle Standard Edition.
Journey to a High-Performance, Highly Resilient 19c Oracle SE Solution
As mentioned above, check out the rest of our blog series outlining the benefits of 19c, the upgrade path for RAC customers, and upgrade methods:
- Upgrade to 19c on Oracle Standard Edition (You're Here)
- What's the Difference Between Oracle RAC and Oracle SE2HA? (Part 1)
- Add Resilience to Oracle SE2HA (or RAC) Clusters with Disaster Recovery (Part 2)
- Database Upgrade Methods to Oracle 19c
- Why Oracle 19c?