Amazon Relational Database Service
User Guide

Oracle Database Engine Release Notes

Updates to your Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances keep them current. If you apply updates, you can be confident that your DB instance is running a stable, common version of the database software that has been regression-tested by both Oracle and Amazon. We don't support applying one-off patches to individual DB instances.

You can specify any currently supported Oracle version when creating a new DB instance. You can specify the major version (such as Oracle 12.1), and any supported minor version for the specified major version. If no version is specified, Amazon RDS defaults to a supported version, typically the most recent version. If a major version is specified but a minor version is not, Amazon RDS defaults to a recent release of the major version you have specified. To see a list of supported versions, as well as defaults for newly created DB instances, use the describe-db-engine-versions AWS CLI command.

Oracle Versions 19.0.0, 18.0.0, and 12.2.0.1

For Amazon RDS for Oracle versions 19.0.0.0, 18.0.0.0, and 12.2.0.1, Amazon RDS incorporates bug fixes from Oracle by using Release Updates (RUs) and Release Updates Revisions (RURs). We don't support applying one-off patches to individual DB instances.

To find what RUs and RURs are applied to Amazon RDS for Oracle versions 19.0.0, 18.0.0.0, and 12.2.0.1, see the following table.

Oracle Versions 12.1.0.2 and 11.2.0.4

For Amazon RDS for Oracle versions 12.1.0.2 and 11.2.0.4, Amazon RDS incorporates bug fixes from Oracle via their quarterly Database Patch Set Updates (PSUs). You can be confident that your DB instance is running a stable, common version of the database software that has been regression-tested by both Oracle and Amazon. We don't support applying one-off patches to individual DB instances.

To find what Oracle Patch Set Updates (PSUs) are applied to Amazon RDS for Oracle versions 12.1.0.2 and 11.2.0.4, see the following table.

PSU

Version 12.1.0.2

Version 11.2.0.4

2019 October

12.1.0.2.v18

11.2.0.4.v22

2019 July

12.1.0.2.v17

11.2.0.4.v21

2019 April

12.1.0.2.v16

11.2.0.4.v20

2019 January

12.1.0.2.v15

11.2.0.4.v19

2018 October

12.1.0.2.v14

11.2.0.4.v18

2018 July

12.1.0.2.v13

11.2.0.4.v17

2018 April

12.1.0.2.v12

11.2.0.4.v16

2018 January

12.1.0.2.v11

11.2.0.4.v15

2017 October

12.1.0.2.v10

11.2.0.4.v14

2017 July

12.1.0.2.v9

11.2.0.4.v13

2017 April

12.1.0.2.v8

11.2.0.4.v12

2017 January

12.1.0.2.v7

11.2.0.4.v11

2016 October

12.1.0.2.v6

11.2.0.4.v10

2016 July

12.1.0.2.v5

11.2.0.4.v9

2016 April

12.1.0.2.v4

11.2.0.4.v8

2016 January

12.1.0.2.v3

11.2.0.4.v7

2015 October

12.1.0.2.v2

11.2.0.4.v6

11.2.0.4.v5

2015 April

12.1.0.2.v1

11.2.0.4.v4

2014 October

11.2.0.4.v3

2014 July

11.2.0.4.v2

(Deprecated)

2014 January

11.2.0.4.v1