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Now? Later? In Any Case, Prepare to Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c

Diana Gray
Sr. Principal Curriculum Product Manager

Upgrading your Oracle Database gives your organization the latest in efficient, reliable, and secure data management for the following: mission-critical online transaction processing applications, query-intensive data warehouses, and cloud applications. With the right advanced planning, preparation, and training, the upgrade process can be simpler, faster, and more predictable.

Oracle Database 19c is the final release of the Oracle Database 12c family of products and will be the extended, long-term support release of the Oracle Database 12c and 18c family of products. Customers will receive Premier and Extended Support through to March 2023 and March 2026, respectively.

Prepare to Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c: Benefit from 100+ New Features 

Oracle Database 19c offers customers the best performance, scalability, reliability, and security for all their operational and analytical workloads. It's available on Linux, Windows, Solaris, HP/UX, and AIX platforms, as well as the Oracle Cloud. It includes nearly 100 new features, such as:

  • Automatic indexing
  • Hybrid partitioned tables
  • Security and performance enhancements
  • Zero-downtime Oracle Grid Infrastructure patching
  • SQL/JSON syntax simplifications

Find out more about the new features in Oracle Database 19c.

Upgrade Sooner or Later? You Decide

Although Oracle encourages customers to upgrade to the latest database version to take advantage of new features, we understand that some customers may take up new versions more slowly. An efficient way to prepare for an eventual update to Oracle Database 19c is to purchase a learning subscription from Oracle University.

Get Access to Training for Oracle Database 11g through 19c

The Oracle Database Administration Learning Subscription includes Oracle Database 19c new features curriculum, as well as multi-version courseware from all supported release versions of Oracle Database training, from 11g through 19c. A subscription gives you a full year of 24/7 access to over 30 Oracle Database Administration courses and 400+ hours of content. Learn through interactive lessons, skills assessments to track your progress, and hands-on labs where you can apply new skills.

Search for Task-specific Content within the Oracle Database Administration Learning Subscription

Topics cover what you need to know to pass certification exams that validate your expertise. You can search for specific DBA-related tasks that you need to understand and locate topic-specific training modules. Course content becomes your on-demand reference material; plus you can access new course content that evolves throughout the year of your subscription.

In-house Oracle experts are the instructors. Take courses focused on the following topics:

  • New Oracle Database Features
  • Multitenancy
  • Fleet Management Capabilities
  • Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
  • Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)
  • Exadata Database Machine
  • How to Deploy, Patch and Upgrade
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Security
  • High Availability
  • Detective Controls
  • Preventive Controls
  • Database Firewall
  • Oracle Audit Vault
  • Oracle Key Vault
  • And more…

New Oracle Database Administration Certification

New Oracle Database Certification exams come with this learning subscription:

Are you ready for the next generation of Oracle Database Administration Certification?

Introduction to the Oracle Certification Program

Modernize Your IT Infrastructure

Whether you upgrade to Oracle Database 19c now or later, you will appreciate new features that improve performance, enhance security, and expand functionality. Improve operational efficiency to reduce costs and raise productivity.

To achieve the minimum possible downtime for your database upgrade, prepare by signing up for the Oracle Database Administration Learning Subscription.

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