A brief note this time. I checked the release-planning of the Oracle databases the other day (Doc ID 742060.1), and to my big surprise I noticed that the database version 188.8.131.52 will be supported till the end of 2022 through an added Error Correction level: ‘Paid Market Driven Support’.
It’s such a simple, basic and old question I got from a colleague: “Do you have to pay for extended support?”. And if so, how much I have to pay for it. So basic and yet… always have to check again the waived support, what prices and where to find this information. It’s getting more important for Oracle Database 11g, which is at the end of the ‘waived’ support.