1 Introduction to Oracle GoldenGate Studio Upgrade

This document explains the procedure to upgrade the Oracle GoldenGate Studio from a previous 12c release to

Review the topics in this chapter to understand and prepare for the upgrade.


For general information about Fusion Middleware upgrade planning and other upgrade concepts and resources, see the following sections in Oracle Fusion Middleware Planning an Upgrade of Oracle Fusion Middleware:

This chapter contains the following topics:

1.1 About the Oracle GoldenGate Studio Upgrade to 12c

Oracle GoldenGate Studio is a standalone product and is the first release. You can upgrade to Oracle GoldenGate Studio 12c ( from the previous Oracle GoldenGate Studio 12c release.

Upgrading to Oracle GoldenGate Studio from to is an in-place upgrade performed by Upgrade Assistant. You have to install the product distribution in a new Oracle home, and then use the Upgrade Assistant to upgrade the schemas and the security metadata. Oracle GoldenGate Studio requires an upgraded repository; it cannot work using the repository.


The existing production environment is not affected by the upgrade process.

1.2 About Upgrade Restrictions

If you are using two or more Oracle Fusion Middleware products of the same or different versions in a single, supported, Oracle Fusion Middleware configuration, you must consider the interoperability and compatibility factors before planning the upgrade.


In the context of Oracle Fusion Middleware products, Interoperability is defined as the ability of two Oracle Fusion Middleware products or components of the same version (or release) to work together (interoperate) in a supported Oracle Fusion Middleware configuration. Specifically, interoperability applies when the first 4 digits of the release or version number are the same. For example, Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c ( components are generally interoperable with other 12c ( components.


In the context of Oracle Fusion Middleware products, Compatibility is defined as the ability of two Oracle Fusion Middleware components of different versions (or releases) to interoperate.

For a list of products and features available in Oracle Fusion Middleware Release, see Products and Features Available in Oracle Fusion Middleware in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Interoperability and Compatibility.

When performing the upgrade of your hardware or software, verify that your Oracle Fusion Middleware software is certified to support the new operating system or computer hardware. For more information, refer to the following resources: