A new release of Oracle Database will soon be available. We encourage you to start planning now to stay current.
We recommend the following upgrade options:
If you are currently running 22.214.171.124/126.96.36.199 and you have an Unlimited License Agreement with no immediate need to upgrade, Oracle Database 19c is a good choice. The production release of Oracle Database 19c will be available in CY2019.
If you are currently running 188.8.131.52/12.1.x and you need to upgrade now, 18c is a good choice.
NOTE: Oracle Database 18c will be supported for two years after Oracle Database 19c platforms have released on-premises. Oracle Database 19c is the Long Term Support Release or “Terminal Patch Set” for Oracle Database 12.2.
The purpose of these recommendations is to help you stay within the guidelines of Lifetime Support and Error Correction Policies (allowing you to avoid costly support exceptions), and to encourage you to take advantage of the new features that are available in the latest product releases.
For questions related to certification combinations and Lifetime Support agreements with other Oracle products like Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Oracle Siebel, please contact your Oracle Account Representative.