Check out Oracle updates and announcements with us. We list recent updates to the Oracle Products or Services and will be updated as new information is released each quarter. Updates for Oracle can include fixes for performance bugs, new features and enhancements, and patching security vulnerabilities. As an Oracle consultant, Adjacent helps clients test, implement and monitor any updates needed for their environment.

“Continuous Innovation” Product Releases

Current information delivering ongoing applications and technology stack updates for 12.2 without requiring a major upgrade.

Database Releases

Recent information about database releases that are covered under the Database's Premier Support (PS) and Extended Support (ES) Lifetime policies.

Critical Security Vulnerabilities

Current information about mitigating risk or vulnerabilities that hackers can use to do damage to systems or data.

Product Support Timelines & Extensions

Oracle’s industry leading support policy covers your entire technology environment, from database to middleware to applications—an industry first, only from Oracle.

Product Product Certifications & Compatibilities

A certification is a combination of Oracle and third-party products, operating systems, or hardware that Oracle has tested and to work together.

Recent Patches

Critical Patch Update – CPUs are sets of security patches for Oracle products to provide a fixed, publicly available schedule to help customers lower their security management costs. It is not mandatory to install Critical Patch Updates, but Oracle strongly recommends that they are applied. Oracle continues to periodically receive reports of attempts to maliciously exploit vulnerabilities for which Oracle has already released fixes. In some instances, it has been reported that attackers have been successful because targeted customers had failed to apply available Oracle patches. Oracle therefore strongly recommends that customers remain on actively-supported versions and apply Critical Patch Update fixes without delay.

Patch Set Updates – PSUs are the same cumulative patches that include both the security fixes and priority fixes.  The key with PSUs is they are minor version upgrades (e.g., to  Once a PSU is applied, only PSUs can be applied in future quarters until the database is upgraded to a new base version.

Security Patch Updates– Oracle may issue a security update in the case of a unique or dangerous threat to customers. For the database, SPUs can not be applied once PSUs have been applied until the database is upgraded to a new base version.

Bundle Patches – Quarterly patches for Windows and Exadata which include both the quarterly security patches as well as recommended fixes.