Database Upgrade Guide Behavior Changes, Deprecated and Desupported Features for Oracle Database 18c 8 Behavior Changes, Deprecated and Desupported Features for Oracle Database 18c Review for information about Oracle Database 18c changes, deprecations, and desupports. About Deprecated and Desupported StatusIn addition to new features, Oracle Database release can modify, deprecate or desupport features, and introduce upgrade behavior changes for your database Simplified Image-Based Oracle Database InstallationStarting with Oracle Database 18c, installation and configuration of Oracle Database software is simplified with image-based installation. Initialization Parameter Changes in Oracle Database 18cReview to see the list of new, deprecated, and desupported initialization parameters in this release. Deprecated Features in Oracle Database 18cReview the deprecated features listed in this section to prepare to use alternatives after you upgrade. Desupported Features in Oracle Database 18cReview this list of desupported features as part of your upgrade planning. Terminal Release of Oracle MultimediaStarting in Oracle Database 18c, Oracle Multimedia is deprecated. This is the terminal release for Oracle Multimedia. Terminal Release of Oracle StreamsOracle Database 18c is the terminal release for Oracle Streams support. Oracle Streams will be desupported from Oracle Database 19c onwards. Feature Changes for Oracle Database 18c Upgrade PlanningUse these feature changes to help prepare for changes that you include as part of your planning for Oracle Database 18c upgrades.