Dear Rdb Product Family Customers,

Customers often ask us about obsolescence dates for older versions of Oracle Rdb so they can plan appropriately for future upgrades. Oracle Rdb and Oracle CODASYL DBMS are covered by Oracle's Lifetime Support Policy that consists of 3 support stages:

  • Premier Support
  • Extended Support
  • Sustaining Support

Following the link above will show you the details of the support we provide at each stage. The specific support dates for each version of Oracle Rdb can be found in the Lifetime Support page. For your convenience, the Rdb Lifetime Support dates for all currently shipping versions of Oracle Rdb and CODASYL DBMS are also listed below. As future versions of the Rdb family of products are released, we will continue to update the schedule shown in the Lifetime Support Policy page.

If you have questions about these dates or your upgrade plans please contact Oracle Support using Metalink or your telephone support access number.

Product Release General
Availability
Premier
Support
Ends
Extended
Support
Ends
Sustaining
Support
Ends
Oracle Rdb 7.0 Oct 1996 Aug 2007 Aug 2009 Indefinite
  7.1 Jul 2001 Dec 2007 Dec 2010 Indefinite
  7.2 Jan 2006 Jul 2015 Jul 2017 Indefinite
  7.3 Mar 2011 Sep 2018 Sep 2021 Indefinite
CODASYL DBMS 7.0 Oct 1996 Aug 2007 Aug 2009 Indefinite
  7.1 Jul 2001 Dec 2007 Dec 2010 Indefinite
  7.2 Jan 2006 Jul 2015 Jul 2017 Indefinite
  7.3 Mar 2011 Sep 2018 Sep 2021 Indefinite
 
 
Best regards,
Raimund Reng
Support Director
Oracle Rdb Product Family
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Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.

If you are interested in the ERO program please contact Steve Jeffreys at
eroadmin_us_grp@oracle.com

If you would like to explore opportunities for a research collaboration with the database team please contact Dieter Gawlick at
dieter.gawlick@oracle.com


or Garret Swart at
garret.swart@oracle.com
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