Posted On: Nov 13, 2018

You can now launch Amazon RDS for Oracle instances running on Oracle 12.2. To create a new Oracle 12.2 database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, use the "Launch DB Instance" wizard and select the DB engine version "".

This release introduces a new engine versioning scheme. Instead of Patch Set Updates (PSUs), Oracle supplies Release Updates (RUs) and Release Updates Revisions (RURs). RUs contain optimizer changes, feature additions, and security fixes. RURs only contain security fixes for the two proceeding quarterly patch cycles. This new versioning system gives you more control over the features you install with each update.

Learn more by visiting the Amazon RDS for Oracle 12.2 feature overview and release notes. Please visit Amazon RDS for Oracle Pricing for complete regional availability information.