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Which version of oracle database is used in Autonomous data bases?

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Karthik Varma
Karthik Varma Bronze Trophy
edited Oct 10, 2019 10:17AM in Autonomous Database 3 comments


  • Keith Laker-Oracle
    Keith Laker-Oracle Bronze Trophy
    edited Oct 10, 2019 12:33PM

    If you log into and go to the ADB cloud console page, then click on any of your Autonomous Database instances. This will take you to a page showing all the information about that specific instance. At the top of the page there is an information box which will tell you the database version. 

  • FPonte
    FPonte Silver Trophy
    edited Oct 11, 2019 3:27AM


    You can also just log into you cloud database and run a select on v$version view.



  • Keith Laker-Oracle
    Keith Laker-Oracle Bronze Trophy
    edited Oct 31, 2019 8:10AM

    ...and as of today (Oct 31) you have an additional option when creating an Autonomous Database:

    1. You can create an 18c version using the normal steps in the "Create A New Instance" wizard
    2. You can create a 19c Preview version via a checkbox below the "auto-scaling" option in "Create A New Instance" wizard. This version should only be used for testing and not production environments. And note that at the end of the "preview" period all 19c Preview instances will be automatically removed.

    there is more information here:


    If you want more information about preview versions for Autonomous Database then checkout the overview page in the documentation which is here: