Oracle announced that customers will receive 2 years of free extended support to their Oracle Database 19c customers. This basically means that Premier Support for Oracle Database 19c will end at the end of April 30, 2026.  This gives customers another year to successfully migrate and upgrade to the next long-term release of the database.

Please refer to Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1) for additional details. This support note indicates that:  

Premier Support (PS) ends April 30, 2024, two years of waived Extended Support (ES) fees will be in effect from May 1, 2024 until April 30, 2026. Fees will be required beginning May 01, 2026 through April 30, 2027

Error Correction / Patching is available through April 30, 2027 with paid ES. Without paid ES, patching is only available until April 30, 2026 

Beginning with the October 2022 patching cycle, 19c RURs will no longer be provided for 19.17.0 and above.

Please note that extended support ends on April 30, 2027.  Please see the following Lifetime Support Committments and Plans diagram below for additonal information:


By Charles