Oracle Database 21c Now Available On Linux

September 23, 2021 | 2 minute read
William Hardie
Vice President
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Oracle Database 21c is now available for development and deployment on additional Linux platforms including Exadata. This latest release of Oracle Database 21c (21.3) is an Innovation release designed to help customers innovate faster with new and enhanced functionality for operational and analytical use cases that could benefit accordingly. New features in Oracle Database 21c include Blockchain Tables, Native JSON Datatype, SQL Macros, Oracle Machine Learning for Python, and in-database JavaScript execution. Customers should be aware that Innovation Releases have shorter support windows than Long Term Releases such as Oracle Database 19c. Customers adopting Innovation Releases should be prepared to upgrade to the next database release within one year after the next database release ships.  Oracle Database 21c can be downloaded from here on, or via the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

New in Oracle Database 21c

In this short video, Oracle EVP Andy Mendelsohn outlines Oracle's multi-model and multi-workload converged database strategy, and introduces some of the latest innovations in Oracle Database 21c.

To Learn More

For more information about the latest innovations in Oracle Database 21c - including how to try them out for yourself - be sure to check out the following online resources:

Please note that Oracle Database 21c  is also available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Database Cloud (VM and Bare Metal) and Autonomous Database free-tier services. For the latest Oracle Database 21c availability on other platforms, check out My Oracle Support Document ID 742060.1 (login required). 

William Hardie

Vice President

William Hardie is Vice President of Oracle Database Product Management. He has been in IT for more than 30 years, and has specialized in relational database technologies for more than 25 years. William has worked with Oracle Database since version 5 and is a regular speaker at Oracle events and User Group Conferences. He is currently a member of the Quest Oracle User Group database technology advisory board.

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