Enabling Real-Time Analytics With Database In-Memory

Oracle Database In-Memory Bundle Patch 9 Released

Andy Rivenes
Product Manager

The latest Bundle Patch for Database In-Memory has been released. The Bundle Patch is 21053000 or Bundle Patch 9 for Engineered Systems and DB In-Memory (June2015)). More information on the latest Bundle Patch can be found in the MOS note: Bundle Patches for Engineered Systems and DB In-Memory (Doc ID 1937782.1), and for specific details on Bundle Patch 9 see MOS note 21053000.8.

Remember that Bundle Patches are cumulative, which means that Bundle Patch 9 includes all fixes from Bundle Patches 1 through 8 in addition to new content. It also includes the most recently released Patch Set Update (PSU) which also includes the most recently released Critical Patch Update (CPU) as of the time that the Bundle Patch is created. This has caused quite a bit of concern so I wanted to point out two MOS notes that provide more details:

  • Exadata Patching Overview and Patch Testing Guidelines (Doc ID 1261380.1)
  • Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions (Doc ID 888828.1).

Don't let the Exadata part scare you off. Bundle patches are also supported for non-Exadata databases as well. Note the text right in the Bundle Patch 9 note (21053000.8):

*** This patch includes fixes for both Engineered Systems and for DB In-Memory.
*** It can be used on both Exadata and non-Exadata systems, and can be used
*** for both RAC and non-RAC configurations. For RAC configurations the bundle
*** includes GI PSU fixes to be applied to the Grid home.
*** This patch includes all fixes from April 2015 GI PSU and DB PSU.

Note that it also states which PSU is included.

It is important to remember that an installation can only use one of the CPU, PSU or Bundle Patch patching methods. This is documented in MOS note: Oracle Database - Overview of Database Patch Delivery Methods (Doc ID 1962125.1).

We recommend that you always run with the latest Bundle Patch and hopefully this information will allay any concern that bundle patches are only for Exadata platforms. Good luck and happy patching.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Valery Yourinsky Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Hello Andy,

    Patch 21188742 - Database Patch for Engineered Systems and DB In-Memory

    Released: July 14, 2015

    It becomes not only Linux x86-64 patch!

    Platform: Linux-x86-64, SolarisAMD, SolarisSparc64, IBM AIX, HP-UX Itanium, IBM: Linux on System z

    There will be less confusion!

    Thank you.

    Best wishes,

    Valery Yourinsky

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