By Mike Dietrich-Oracle on Sep 02, 2015
Just in case you've missed the date please be aware:
No bug fixes, no patches, no CPU/SPUs, no PSUs, no BPs will be produced for Oracle Database 22.214.171.124 since Augugst 28, 2015.
I know from the many emails I'm receiving that people are a bit disturbed since the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy brochure (Lifetime Support Policy and Brochure for Technology Products ) doesn't talk explicitly about patch sets but offers support for Oracle 11.2 until January 2018.
But this - as always - applies to the terminal patch set only - i.e. Oracle Database 126.96.36.199.
For a detailed description please see MOS Note:742060.1 and my previous blog posts from:
- June 29, 2015 - Extended Support Clarification for Oracle Database 11.2
- November 5, 2015 - End of Premier Support for Oracle Database 11.2
I have visited customers with hundreds of Oracle 188.8.131.52 databases in the past months. If you are now sitting there with one or many or many many Oracle 184.108.40.206 instances don't even think of moving to Oracle 220.127.116.11. The amount of work you'll spend in evaluating Oracle 18.104.22.168 is exactly the same as testing Oracle 22.214.171.124. Move to Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 - NOW!
Waived Extended Support for Oracle Database 188.8.131.52 will end in less than 5 months.
And keep in mind: there's no such thing as a 2nd release anymore. Every patch set release is a full release - no matter if we talk about 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11. Both have new features, new behavior etc etc.