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I'm very happy to announce the certification of Oracle Database with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. 

To begin planning your database upgrade to, you should review our documentation in this order:

  1. Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (Note 1623879.1)   
  2. R12.2 Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (Note 1594274.1) .  The interoperability note references this note.  It is crucial that you review all requirements in Section 2.2, "Database Patches and Bug Numbers" of this note.  
  3. Database Initialization Parameters for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 396009.1).  Make certain that you review Section 4, "Release-Specific Database Initialization Parameters For Oracle 11gR2" and Section 6, "Additional Database Initialization Parameters for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2".


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What does this mean if you are upgrading to R12.2?

  • This upgrade is highly recommended for all EBS 12.2 environments.  
  • If you are just beginning your upgrade to R12.2 project, you should consider upgrading to Oracle Database now.   
  • If your are currently in the midst of your R12.2 upgrade, you may continue as planned with Oracle Database and upgrade to as your R12.2 upgrade project and test plans permit.  
  • If your go-live date is soon, you may choose to continue as planned with Oracle Database and upgrade to after you go-live with 12.2.

It may be useful to review the the Oracle Database 11gR2 support policies and dates as part of your decision-making process:


  • 12.2.2 and higher
Certified Platforms
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 5, 6)
  • Linux x86-64 (RH 5, 6)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10, 11)
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)  (10, 11)
  • Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit) (10, 11) -  Database tier only
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (6.1, 7.1)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.31)
Pending Platform Certifications
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
  • IBM: Linux on System z 
Database Feature and Option Certifications The following database features and options are certified:

Pending Database Feature and Option Certifications

  • Database Vault

About the pending certifications Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.     References

Related Articles The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

Elke Phelps

Product Management Director

Elke is a Product Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group.  She joined Oracle in 2011 after having been an Oracle customer and Oracle Technologist (Oracle Database Administrator, Oracle Applications DBA, Technical Architect and Technical Manager of an Oracle Applications DBA Team) since 1993.  As part of the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Product Management Team, her scope of responsibility includes security, database certifications and advanced architectures for on-premises and Oracle Cloud deployments.  She is a frequent contributor and editor of the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog.

Elke is the lead author of the Oracle Applications DBA Field Guide (Apress 2006) and Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide (Coqui Tech and Press 2010).  Elke is also the founder of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) E-Business Suite Applications Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) and served as President of the SIG from February 2005 - August 2011.  Elke has been a speaker at the Oracle OpenWorld and Collaborate conferences since 2004.  Prior to joining Oracle, Elke was designated an Oracle ACE (2007) and Oracle ACE Director (2009).  She received the OAUG Oracle Ambassador of the Year award in 2015.

Elke has a Computer Science Degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.  In her spare time, Elke enjoys traveling especially to Europe, Puerto Rico and the amazing US National Parks.  Elke also enjoys hiking, antiquing, gardening and cooking. 


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