Oracle Database for SAP


The Oracle Database is the #1 database among SAP customers around the globe, with a large customer base that gains long-term cost benefits from the two companies’ integrated technologies. Organizations can run SAP applications with Oracle databases on the same code base on Unix, Linux, and Windows operating systems.

Oracle Database 12c for SAP Certification Status and Roadmap

Oracle Database 12c (including Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12c and Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c) is certified for NetWeaver-based SAP products.

Phase 1 (completed in March  2015):

To ensure sufficient overlap with Oracle Database 11g, SAP has certified Oracle Database, thereby breaking the "terminal release" custom (certification of Oracle Database release x.2, no certification of release x.1) valid for previous releases. This initial certification (base certification) did not include major new options.

Phase 2 (completed in June 2015):

For implementation details see the white paper Using SAP NetWeaver with Oracle Database In-Memory (PDF)

Phase 3 (completed in December 2015):

For implementation details see the white paper Using SAP NetWeaver with Oracle Database 12c Automatic Data Optimization and Information Lifecycle Management (PDF)

Phase 4 (completed in February 2017):

For more information: Oracle Database 12c for SAP: Latest Database Technology and Support for Application Optimizations (PDF) (extract from Oracle for SAP Technology Update 2016).

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) Certified for SAP Customers

As of December 18, 2017, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 ( is certified for all NetWeaver-based SAP products and solutions. In SAP environments, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 does not come with major new options or features, but with numerous improvements in performance, manageability, and platform support. For details see SAP Notes: 2470660, 2477382, 2477472, 2507228, 2573150, 1174136

SAP Core Data Services for Oracle Database

With the most recent SAP NetWeaver version released in September 2014 and in accordance with SAP's "commitment to openness and innovation," SAP has begun to provide an Oracle-specific implementation of SAP's Core Data Services (CDS). This will allow SAP applications and application developers to push application functionality down to the database, i.e. to call procedures stored in the Oracle Database.

Oracle Database 11g

With Oracle Database 11g Release 2, SAP customers benefit from innovative features such as self-tuning database components, sophisticated partitioning schemes, and data compression that enables high performance, greater scalability, and optimal hardware resource allocation for enterprise applications. Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition comes with a wide range of options to extend the world’s #1 database to help fuel business growth and meet your users' performance, security, and availability service-level expectations. By deploying Oracle Database 11g Release 2 within their IT architecture, SAP customers can reduce server and storage costs, eliminate idle redundancy, and improve quality of service.

The Extended Support fee for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 ( will be waived for the period of February 2015–December 2018. During this period, customers will receive Extended Support as described in the Oracle Software Technical Support Policies. See also SAP Note 2098258.

Additional Information

Oracle Database 12c Runs SAP Applications 2x Faster Than SAP HANA

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