With Oracle Support, you know up front and with certainty how long your Oracle products are supported. The Lifetime Support Policy provides access to technical experts for as long as you license your Oracle products and consists of three support stages:
- Premier Support provides you with maintenance and support for your Oracle Database products for five years from their general availability date.
- Extended Support provides you with an extra three years of support for specific Oracle releases for an additional fee.
- Sustaining Support: When Premier Support expires, if you choose not to purchase Extended Support, or when Extended Support expires, Sustaining Support will be available for as long as you license your Oracle products.
Oracle recently published an updated version of the Lifetime Support Policy, Coverage for Oracle Technology Products with the respective end dates for the three support stages.
Please find below some favorite Oracle products that will go out of support in the upcoming months:
Release 11.2 Extended Support ends December 2020
Release 188.8.131.52 Premier Support ends November 30, 2020 with a Limited Error Correction Period from December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022
Release 18c Premier Support ends June 2021
Oracle MySQL Database
Release 5.7 Premier Support ends October 2020
For more information on Oracle Lifetime Support, please refer to: https://www.oracle.com/support/lifetime-support/.
For the detailed list, please refer to: https://www.oracle.com/support/lifetime-support/resources.html.