RDS for Oracle features - Amazon Relational Database Service

RDS for Oracle features

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports most of the features and capabilities of Oracle Database. Some features might have limited support or restricted privileges. Some features are only available in Enterprise Edition, and some require additional licenses. For more information about Oracle Database features for specific Oracle Database versions, see the Oracle Database Licensing Information User Manual for the version you're using.

You can filter new Amazon RDS features on the What's New with Database? page. For Products, choose Amazon RDS. Then search using keywords such as Oracle 2022.

Note

The following lists are not exhaustive.

New features in RDS for Oracle

To see new Oracle features, use the following techniques:

  • Search Document history for the keyword Oracle.

  • You can filter new Amazon RDS features on the What's New with Database? page. For Products, choose Amazon RDS. Then search for Oracle YYYY, where YYYY is a year such as 2022.

The following video shows a recent video from re:Invent about Oracle new features.

Supported features in RDS for Oracle

Amazon RDS Oracle supports the following Oracle Database features:

Unsupported features in RDS for Oracle

Amazon RDS Oracle doesn't support the following Oracle Database features:

  • Automatic Storage Management (ASM)

  • Database Vault

  • Flashback Database

  • FTP and SFTP

  • Messaging Gateway

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Management Repository

  • Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)

  • Real Application Testing

  • Unified Auditing, Pure Mode

  • Workspace Manager (WMSYS) schema

Note

The preceding list is not exhaustive.

Warning

In general, Amazon RDS doesn't prevent you from creating schemas for unsupported features. However, if you create schemas for Oracle features and components that require SYS privileges, you can damage the data dictionary and affect the availability of your instance. Use only supported features and schemas that are available in Adding options to Oracle DB instances.