Upgrade Your Oracle Database to 19c
At SoftArt Solutions, we stay on top of all Oracle product releases. Call us whey you’re ready to move to Oracle Database 19c.
The Oracle Database 19c is a major release that is the successor to the 12c and 18c line of products. Premiere support will last until March 2023, with extended support available until 2026. Learn more about the architecture needed to support the implementation of 19c (19.3) and find out how SoftArt Solutions can help make your upgrade go smoothly.
What Platforms Are Compatible with 19c?
You don’t have to change your platform with this release. Oracle Database 19c is compatible with:
- Oracle Cloud
What About Oracle EBS Versions?
The new release has been tested and Oracle gave its stamp of approval for partners to run it with the on-premises Oracle EBS 12.2. According to comments from Oracle admins, the certification of EBS 12.1 is in the final stages of certification.
What’s New for Oracle EBS with the DB 19c?
Here’s a summary of the required architecture changes needed to make this happen the right way:
The container database architecture supports multitenant architecture so a single instance of an app can be used by different users with various security access. SoftArt Solutions can help your IT team configure the impacted applications during the implementation — which includes a conversion from the Oracle EBS database to a pluggable database.
Please note the following as you plan your upgrade to CDB:
- A single (tenant) PDB is the only configuration certified for Oracle EBS with Database 19c release.
- Multiple PDBs aren’t supported with Oracle EBS.
- There are no plans to certify a non-CDB environment with 19c.
What Are the Specifics for PL/SQL Directories?
Important Note: The UTL_FILE_DIR database initialization no longer works in 19c. During the upgrade, you must move your UTL_FILE_DIR parameters to db directory objects. There’s an EBS utility that does this for you and it also manages PL/SQL input/output directories.
What Else Has Been Certified?
The following platforms and versions are supported by the vendor:
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3+
- Red Hat Enterprise – Linux 7.4+
- Oracle Linux 7.4+
Oracle Solaris (SPARC systems, 64-bit)
Oracle Solaris 11.3 or 11.4 +
What Database Options Are Certified?
This list includes supported options, but not all of them have yet been certified by Oracle EBS. However, Oracle states that the generic documentation applies whether each item is certified or not:
- Advanced Compression
- Database Partitioning
- Database In-Memory
- Native PL/SQL Compilation
- Oracle Application Express (APEX)
Virtual Private Database (VPD)
There are special conditions that apply with Oracle EBS 12.2 concerning edition-based redefinition. Ask our SoftArt Solutions consultants to discuss your setup in detail to see if this applies to your implementation.
Which Database Features Are Wholly Certified?
This list includes features and options explicitly certified by Oracle EBS.
- Container Database (CDB) Architecture (multitenant)/single Pluggable Database (PDB)
- Oracle Real Application Clusters
- Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
Are Oracle EBS 12.2/19c DB Integrations Explicitly Certified?
Oracle’s official list of certified integrations includes Oracle Database 19c with Oracle EBS 12.2
Why Choose SoftArt Solutions for Your Oracle 19c (19.3) Deployment?
At SoftArt Solutions, we stay on top of all Oracle product releases so that we come to you with the answers you need to decide whether you’re ready to move to Oracle Database 19c. We’ll deal with the vendor if any questions arise so that you can concentrate on your day-to-day operations.