The Oracle October 2016 Patch Set Updates (PSU) are now available for Amazon RDS for Oracle. To create a new Oracle “126.96.36.199.v10” and “188.8.131.52.v6” DB instance with just a few clicks, use the “Launch DB Instance Wizard” in the AWS Management Console and select the appropriate DB engine version. To upgrade an existing database instance, use the “Modify” option in the AWS Management Console and select the appropriate DB engine version. Before you upgrade a production database instance, we recommend that you test the upgrade process on a snapshot restore of your production DB instance to verify the duration of the upgrade process as well as test your application with the new DB engine version.
To learn more about Oracle PSUs supported on RDS, visit the RDS patch update documentation.