We've received questions about Pega's support for the next "Long-Term" release, Oracle Database 19c. Pega Platform 8.4 has been certified with Oracle 19c in the Platform Support Guide.
Older Pega Platform releases have not been certified with 19c, in accordance with our forward-looking platform support policy. However, our testing of 19c (and 18c previously) uncovered zero compatibility issues. We have every reason to believe a system upgraded from 12c to 19c will be successful. Pega will support any system that has upgraded from Oracle 12c to 19c, regardless of the Pega Platform version.
Using new features provided by 19c does require Pega Platform 8.4+.
This is not a change in policy and is consistent with the general statements in our Platform Support Guide. But the volume of questions has been high, so I thought it would be worth publishing this extra note.
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