Java 17 is here!

Oracle today announced the availability of Java 17, the latest version of the world’s number one programming language and development platform. Java 17 delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security updates, as well as 14 JEPs (JDK Enhancement Proposals) that further improve the Java language and platform to help developers be more productive.

For more details please refer to:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/oracle_java-activity-6843555228902535168-8M_S

Oracle Offers Free Training and Certification for OCI

Oracle today announced it will offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) training and OCI certification* testing for free worldwide. The new program includes Oracle’s entire expert-created OCI learning curriculum for all skill levels and various IT roles. Through this program, learners have access to all OCI courses, delivered digitally, on-demand, and available in 13 languages. Oracle is also offering Oracle Autonomous Database and other certification exams free for a limited time*.

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Announcement on August 13, 2021: Oracle Database 21c released on Linux

Oracle Database 21c (21.3) released on Linux with a patching end date of April 30, 2024

Notes and Exceptions:

Error Correction / Patching is available until April 30, 2024.
21c is not eligible for Extended Support (ES).

Database Release Roadmap :

For Oracle Database Software Downloads:

https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/oracle-database-software-downloads.html

For more details, please check MOS Doc ID 742060.1 : Release Schedule of Current Database Releases