This week at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle is going to reveal details on the latest edition of its Oracle DB release.
In test for several weeks within a strict non-disclosure environment- well, you know how NDAs work. Beta testers are signed and sworn to secrecy, but in between dropped hints on forums and energetic journalist and blogger enquiries (a role I am no stranger too) enough info leaks out from various sources to start to form a composite impression.
This new Oracle DB is no exception.International Oracle Users Group president Ari Kaplan tells Computerworld’s Eric Lai that the Oracle DB upgrade- being referred to as “11g,” will offer “new features related to Oracle´s Real Application Clusters technology, its grid management capabilities, its handling of XML, service-oriented architectures, security and its PL/SQL development language. ‘There´s a lot of exciting functionality,’" Lai quotes Datalink Corp. senior consultant Kaplan as saying.
Two other Oracle DB power users interviewed by Lai are a bit less energized. Kittrell, North Carolina-based Oracle consultant Donald Burleson describes 11g’s release as a “minor move up,” but is still interested in its database administration simplification.
Imperva Inc. security software vendor CTO Amichai Shulman hopes the upgrade will mark a clean-up of some of what he describes as “rotten code” left over from earlier versions of Oracle DB and never fully excised.