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Oracle 12.2 DBaaS Availability!

At Oracle Open World 2016 Larry Ellison introduced Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) and shared that it would be available first to Oracle Cloud customers.

Immediately after Open World 12.2 became available to people who subscribed to the Oracle Exadata Express Cloud; those of us on DBaaS needed to wait for a little while longer.

In the second week of November, Oracle released Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) to DBaaS (DataBase as a Service) customers. Here’s how it looks when creating an instance:

oracledbaas12cr2

Maybe more exciting is the news that the Oracle Database 12c Release 2 documentation is now available on docs.oracle.com:

oracledocs12cr2

It sounds like those waiting for 12cR2 “on-premise” will have to wait until sometime after the beginning of 2017 for download capability.

However, with access to the documentation and the availability to fire up test instances using DBaaS you’ll be ready to go when the software becomes available! Give it a try…