Re: Oracle Streams de-supported after 11gr2

From: Fuad Arshad <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 19:37:43 -0700 (PDT)
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I did have a chance to ask this question to the Golden Gate and the Streams Folks Last Openworld. They Said that New enhancements will move into the Golden Gate space but they had no plans of removing Already existing streams functionality as well as provide bug fixes as needed. No enhancements will be added to the Streams Product as it stands. Hope that helps.

From: Mark Brinsmead <> To:
Sent: Sun, June 20, 2010 8:49:43 PM
Subject: Re: Oracle Streams de-supported after 11gr2

They have not retired Materialized Views yet. :-)

I do recall seeing a somewhat vague statement (just following the GoldenGate acquisition) that Oracle was planning to make GoldenGate "the future of streams". Does that mean Streams will go away? I'd be surprised. But maybe not shocked.

Oracle 11gR2 still supports Steams, so if you deploy streams now, you know it will still be supported at least 5 years from now. In IT that's about as good a guarantee as you get.

If you have serious doubts, take them to Oracle. Perhaps your sales rep can put you in touch with the Streams product manager. (Motivation always helps; you could maybe hint that you are considering migrating to DB2 because Oracle's product line is too unpredictable.) :-)

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Prabhu Krishnaswamy <> wrote:

>>Our management is thinking to implement Oracle streams for an ROD (Replication Online Database) instance. We heard one of our DBA saying Oracle is planned to de-support Streams in the future versions due to the Goldengate acquisition. Is that true?
>>Thank you,

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