Posted On: Mar 8, 2022

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle now supports Oracle Database 21c. You can now launch Amazon RDS instances for Oracle Database 21c.

Oracle Database 21c is the latest innovation release. 21c only supports container architecture. Oracle has announced support for 21c until April 30, 2024. Note 21c is not eligible for Extended Support. Only quarterly Release Updates (RUs) are provided for 21c release. Please refer to the Licensing and Support section of the Amazon RDS for Oracle FAQs for more details.

To create a new Oracle Database 21c RDS instance with just a few clicks in the Amazon Web Services Management Console, use the "Launch DB Instance" wizard and select the DB engine version starting with "Oracle*". Amazon RDS for Oracle supports major version upgrade from 19c CDB to 21c. Amazon RDS for Oracle currently does not support major version upgrade from non-CDB (12.1, 12.2, 19c) to 21c. To upgrade your existing RDS for Oracle instances to 21c with just a few clicks from the "Modify DB Instance Wizard" in the Amazon Web Services Management Console select the DB Engine version starting with "Oracle*". Refer to the upgrade documentation for details.

Learn more by visiting the Amazon RDS for Oracle 21c feature overview and release notes.

Amazon RDS for Oracle makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle Database deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for Oracle Database Pricing for regional availability.