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Database version compatibility and support matrix

by Ian Hoogeboom on February 19, 2010 · 5 comments

This post will show which Oracle database clients/server versions are still supported, including a support status roadmap, showing versions, dates and support policies with which customers are still eligible for fixes.

It covers Premium and Extended support, for more information on support policies, see http://www.oracle.com/support/lifetime-support-policy.html.

Information in these matrices is always undergoing changes and you should always cross check this information with http://support.oracle.com.

Oracle has different kinds of ‘lifetime support’, where Premier and Extended Support are the most well known:

Premier Support provides maintenance and support five years from their general availability date.
Extended Support provides an extra three years of (Premier) support for specific Oracle releases for an additional fee.

Database version compatibility matrix

Oracle calls this the Client / Server Interoperability Support matrix.

Server Version
Client Version 11.2.0.x 11.1.0.x > 10.2.0.2 > 10.1.0.5 > 9.2.0.4
11.2.0.x Yes Yes Yes No ES
11.1.0.x Yes Yes Yes ES ES
> 10.2.0.2 Yes Yes Yes ES ES
> 10.1.0.5 *) ES ES ES ES ES
> 9.2.0.4 ES ES ES ES ES
Version matrix

ES) Extended Support: fixes are only possible for customers with Extended Support.
*) There are problems connecting from a 10g client to 8i/9i where one is EBCDIC based.

Notes:

  • Interoperability problems will only be investigated if BOTH releases involved are covered.
  • For database links between different Oracle versions connections must be supported in BOTH directions in the matrix above.

Tip Updates

For complete details and (updated) support information, please go to Note ID 207303.1 on Oracle support.

Database version support matrix

Oracle calls this the Database Releases Support Status Summary.

Fixes are only possible when the database is on the latest Patch Set and for 9.2 and 10.1 fixes are only possible for customers with Extended Support.

Release Current Patch Set Next Patch Set Premier Support Ends Extended Support Ends
11.2.0 11.2.0.1 11.2.0.2
11.1.0 11.1.0.7 None Aug-2012 Aug-2015
10.2.0 10.2.0.4 10.2.0.5 Jul-2010 Jul-2013
10.1.0 10.1.0.5 None Jan-2009 Jan-2012
9.2.0 9.2.0.8 None Jul-2007 Jul-2010
Support matrix

Tip Updates

For complete details and (updated) support information, please go to Note ID 161818.1 on Oracle Support.

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5 comments on “Database version compatibility and support matrix

  1. good post! i can’t even find this info easily from oracle website.

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  2. Sudhakar on said:

    Hi,

    Could you please help me in getting 11.2.0.4 oracle client(32-bit) installation file.
    I have tried all the options(may be i am missing somewhere), could able to see only 11.2.0.1.0 oracle cleint(32-bit) installation file.

    It would be very greatfull if you assist me on this.

    Thanks & Reagrds,
    Sudhakar

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    • If you can’t download it from the Oracle site you can probably request one from Oracle Support. Best of luck,
      Frank

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      • Sudhakar on said:

        Hello Frank,

        Thank you for the swift response.
        I was trying to reach Oracle support but unfortunately we do not have Oracle support.
        Is there any other optio/way that I can get this Oracle client file.

        Thanks & Regards,
        Sudhakar

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        • Hi Sudhakar,
          I don’t think there is a legal way without support contract. You could ask around in the community, but you should check if you are legally allowed to use it.
          I’m sorry.
          Frank

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