In my post yesterday, I indicated that Oracle Database 12c (126.96.36.199.0) was available for download on Oracle's E-delivery and TechNet websites, but that it still hadn't officially been "launched". The official "product launch" take place on July 10, 2013. You can RSVP for the launch webcast through the link below:
this under "it's about time" and "ICYMI (In Case You
Missed It), but Oracle has released Database 12c (188.8.131.52.0).
Downloads can be found on their TechNet and E-Delivery sites. At
this point, the only available versions are for Linux (x86-64),
Solaris (Sparc64), and Solaris (x86-64). Other platforms will surely
officially released... yet
to media reports (and my inability to find an actual press release
from Oracle), the formal launch of Database 12c will occur "within
a couple of weeks".
between TechNet and E-Delivery
otsensibly, it may be the same software, there is always the
possibility that you'll get slightly different versions. The
software that you download from TechNet is usually in the form of
either a zip file or a "tarball" of the staged
installation. The downloads from E-Delivery are also zip files, but
they represent the actual media packs (CD or DVD). For some reason,
Oracle doesn't do ISOs, but, nevertheless, the E-Delivery downloads
are typically viewed as more "supported". As a result, I
recommend using the E-Delivery downloads rather than TechNet if
you're planning on doing anything that is going to need to be handled
under a support contract.
for either method, you will have to agree to license terms and export
conditions. If you have never used E-Delivery from your Oracle
account, there might be a slight delay as your account is verified by
with all new software, be sure to test thoroughly and make sure any
applications are certified with 12c before deploying to production.
Client 12c is also available
Oracle 12c Client can also be downloaded for the following platforms:
Linux (x86-32), Linux (x86-64), Microsoft Windows (x86-32),
Microsoft Windows (x86-64), Solaris (Sparc 64), Solaris (Sparc 32),
Solaris (x86-32), Solaris (x86-64).
CERTIFIED WITH E-BUSINESS SUITE
this blog is focused on E-Business Suite (and E-Business Suite is
what I do), I feel the need to state that Database 12c is NOT
certified with ANY RELEASE of E-Business Suite at this point. I
suspect that we'll see it certified against 12.1.3 and the upcoming
12.2 at some point in the future (maybe 12.2 on release). It is
highly unlikely (in my opinion) to be certified against any release
11i. In the event that it is certified against 11i, you can bet that
it will be a pretty low priority item.