Oracle Database 18c Available

A quick note to say that Oracle Database 18c is now available on Oracle Cloud and Engineered Systems.

Please read Dom Giles overview post of 18c at:

Dom covers some of the key features introduced or improved in this release.

In particular, there are some interesting improvements that I anticipate the Autonomous Database Services to use heavily under the covers. These include the Zero Impact Patching for Grid Infrastructure, Online PDB relocate – including connection redirection, improvements to patching Java in the database (OJVM) and more.

The 18c New Features Guide is a great place to start getting more detail.