Friday, July 25, 2014, 08:04 AMDear Oracle Rdb Product Family Customers,
Posted by Administrator
Posted by Administrator
I am writing to share several recent news items with you regarding the Oracle Rdb product family.
I am happy to inform you that we have extended the 7.2 and 7.3 support dates for Oracle Rdb and for Oracle CODASYL DBMS. These new support dates are now published in the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy document for Oracle Technology Products (see
http://www.oracle.com/us/support/librar ... 069183.pdf) The new dates are as follows:
Release GA Date Premier Extended Sustaining
Support Support Support
Ends Ends Ends
7.2 Jan 2006 Jul 2015 Jul 2017 Indefinite
7.3 Mar 2011 Sep 2018 Sep 2021 Indefinite
Premier Support for 7.2 has been extended by one year. It was previously scheduled to end in July, 2014. Both Premier and Extended 7.3 Support have been extended by 2 ½ years. The previous dates were March, 2016 and March, 2019 respectively.
The reason for the 7.2 extension of Premier Support is to give customers more time to plan and implement their 7.3 upgrades. The reason for the 7.3 extensions is to give customers the standard support periods for the database engines. Oracle Rdb 7.3.1 shipped in September, 2013 (other 7.3 product family components had shipped earlier than that). The new 7.3 dates apply to all product family components and now allow for a full 5 years of Premier Support for the main database engines as well as a full 3 years for Extended Support.
Oracle Rdb and Oracle CODASYL DBMS Latest kits:
We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle Rdb Release 188.8.131.52 (aka V7.2-55). As of June 16th, the kit is available on My Oracle Support as patch set numbers 18951053 (Itanium kit), 18951108 (Alpha Optimized kit) and 18951023 (Non Optimized Alpha kit ). You can view the release notes from the download site to see the details of what changes we have included in this latest version of Oracle Rdb.
The latest 7.3 version of Oracle Rdb 7.3 is 184.108.40.206 which shipped in February of this year. The kit is available on My Oracle Support using patch set numbers 17482084 for the Itanium kit and 17482096 for the Alpha kit. For Oracle CODASYL DBMS the latest 7.3 version is 7.3.1. Use patch set number 17751131 for the OpenVMS Itanium kit and patch set number 17751121 for the Alpha kit.
Note that there is no longer a non optimized 7.3 Alpha kit. For example in 7.2 Alpha we have:
220.127.116.11.0 (not optimized for EV56 or higher)
18.104.22.168.1 (optimized for EV56 or higher)
In 7.3 Alpha we only have:
22.214.171.124.1 (optimized for EV56 or higher)
Oracle Rdb Connectivity Manager (ORCM):
We are very pleased to announce the first production shipment of the Oracle Rdb Connectivity Management tool this June. ORCM is a free and fully supported graphical tool for maintaining your SQL/Services and JDBC for Oracle Rdb servers and services. With this tool, you can inspect the current status of your connectivity servers, dispatchers and services and control the day to day operations of your SQL/Services and JDBC deployments. You can download this new tool from My Oracle Support using patch set numbers: 18848075 (ORCM for Windows), 18848119 (ORCM for MacOS) and 18848135 (ORCM for UNIX system such as Oracle Enterprise Linux).
JDBC for Oracle Rdb:
We have released version 7.3.3 of the JDBC for Oracle Rdb drivers in May of this year. These new drivers can be downloaded from My Oracle Support using the following patch set numbers: 18690506 (Alpha) and 18690514 (Itanium). There are several new features in this kit including:
Oracle Rdb PID now Displayed
Controller Command Show Executors
Extra Timestamp Precision
New Connection String Option NLSLANG
Use Query header as Description
A description of these enhancements and problems fixed can be found in the product Release Notes.
Oracle Rdb Developer Tools for Visual Studio
Oracle Rdb Developer Tools for Visual Studio (ORDT) version 7.3.3 was also made available for download in May. These new drivers can be downloaded from My Oracle Support using the following patch set number 18762066.
New Features include:
Oracle Rdb Developer Tools for Visual Studio:
- Integration with Visual Studio 2012
Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .NET:
- THIN Connections using SSL now allowed.
- BIG5 string literals now supported in SQL statements
- Batched Processing now Available for JDBC Connectivity
A full description of these enhancements and problems fixed can be found in the product Release Notes.
Oracle Rdb and Oracle Database on OpenVMS Technical Forums:
The 2014 Forums have been scheduled so save the dates! The dates and Oracle office locations will be:
October 2-3, 2014
Oracle Network Drive Campus
1 Network Drive
October 6-7, 2014
350 Oracle Pkwy (Oracle Conference Center)
Redwood Shores, CA,
164 46 Kista
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
1 South Place
November 17 -18
Portes de la Défense
15, Boulevard Charles de Gaulle
92715 Colombes CEDEX
Oracle Corporation Australia Pty. Ltd.
Riverside Corporate Park
4 Julius Avenue
North Ryde NSW 2113
We are working now to get registration open.
Note that the Burlington Forum follows the Connect OpenVMS Bootcamp being held in Bedford, MA that same week. For more information on the Bootcamp see https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1514829.
JCC Consulting, Inc. customizes Oracle Rdb training to meet our customers’ needs. The training is delivered in the JCC facilities, at customer sites, and, sometimes, at Rdb Technical Forums.
JCC training is offered by practicing experts who have designed and tuned databases and architectures to meet some of the most demanding criteria on the planet. In addition to a thorough understanding of Rdb and Rdb applications, JCC instructors can answer questions that compare Rdb with Oracle and other database platforms. JCC instructors are also experienced presenters.
Seminars (training) include lab exercises to provide the attendee the chance to explore the material presented while the instructor is present to answer questions.
Contact JCC to indicate your needs: JCC Consulting, Inc.
You can find more information at JCC’s web site at www.jcc.com.
If you have any product questions, please contact Oracle Rdb Support or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions on the JCC training, please send mail to
JCC at training@JCC.com. For more Oracle Rdb Product Family information, you can visit our website at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/datab ... index.html
Senior Director, Software Development
Oracle Rdb Engineering
Oracle CODASYL DBMS
Oracle Database on OpenVMS