Oracle Database 12c R1 ( is finally released!

You can download it from

And now I (and other beta testers) can finally start writing about the new cool features in it! :)

Looks like only the Linux x86-64, Solaris x86-64 + SPARC ports are available first (as usual).

(just a screenshot below, you’ll need to go to to download the files)

Screen Shot 2013-06-25 at 9.34.22 PM


Update: Also the Oracle 12c Documentation is now available in the OTN website.


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9 Responses to Oracle Database 12c R1 ( is finally released!

  1. Ramesh says:

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts about 12c and the cool features you tested.

  2. Gopal says:

    Thanks Tanel, Looks like it took 6 weeks to do a find and replace job :D

  3. JC Dauchy says:

    Hello Tanel,

    Downloaded and installed :)
    I guess you will add some of the new features in your coming seminars :)

    Have fun.

  4. Hi Tanel,
    Do you want to let us believe that as beta tester you haven’t started to put anything in the buffer before it went GA? :-)

  5. Mohammed says:

    Hi Tanel,

    Just to check..

    Do you thing new feature Container database (CDB) concept similar like SQL Server databases….


    • Tanel Poder says:

      Yep, the idea is pretty similar at high level – one of the main high-level architectural things of interest (for me) is that in addition to the user data, each PDB has its data dictionary stored in that PDB’s datafile(s) too, so you can plug the PDB into another Oracle CDB instance later on without having to export/import the data dictionary around like was the case with transportable tablespaces. So just like you can copy a MSSQL databases datafiles into another MSSQL instance and “plug it in” you can do with Oracle PDBs now too.

  6. kushagra misra says:

    12c for windows.x64 is also available now :)

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