Oracle Database 12c promises efficiency, security and availability for private and public cloud deployments. The Multitenant database consolidation feature stands out as a popular innovation amongst database administrators and other users. But is this new architecture upgrade worth the cost?
An Enterprise Edition license for Oracle Database 12c is listed at $47,500, and the much-anticipated Multitenant feature costs an additional $17,500, which is prohibitive for many organizations, according to SearchOracle site editor and Oracle Revelations columnist Mark Fontecchio.
In this Essential Guide, DBAs and IT directors get insights from experts, analysts and users about the Oracle 12c database features and advice about if and when to upgrade.
Views on Oracle Database 12c
Database administrators, experts and consultants weigh in on Oracle Database 12c adoption and ROI, features such as Multitenant, and on related topics in the articles in this section.
Carl Olofson, vice president at IDC Research discusses newer features of Oracle Exadata x4-2 and Oracle Database 12c. Continue Reading
Get tips on how to find downtime to test and upgrade and how to maintain patch sets after go-live from IOUG President Michelle Malcher. Continue Reading
Oracle Database 12c Multitenant is a step up from transportable tablespace, according to a database administrator from Aramark. Continue Reading
A database consultant discusses how pleasantly surprised he was to find that Multitenant adoption was easier and less costly than expected. Continue Reading
Some items cited on the Oracle DBA wish list for 2013 include better query optimization, memory leakage detection and heterogeneous support of Data Guard. Continue Reading
Oracle 12c database news highlights
This section offers news articles on hot topics of interest to DBAs and Oracle Database 12c users. Learn more about announcements and discussions related to Oracle Database 12c and its Pluggable Database feature (now known as Multitenant).
Learn how Database 12c is being offered on more operating systems and get information about an EBS cloud provider from Oracle News Today. Continue Reading
Makers of RDBMS are adding in-memory traits to their flagship offerings to encourage faster analytics and operations. Continue Reading
In this summary of the Oracle earnings report for Q4 2013, learn about increased interest in Oracle 12c, the company's three-pronged strategy and engineered systems. Continue Reading
Read about how Oracle is partnering with Pluribus Networks and how SAP is set to certify Oracle Database 12c. Continue Reading
Read this story for information about Oracle Database 12c features and a company announcement at the annual OpenWorld conference. Continue Reading
Users discuss the Pluggable Database feature of Oracle Database 12c, comparing it to database virtualization. Continue Reading
The Pluggable Database feature may redefine database virtualization, according to this news article. Continue Reading
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivered an OpenWorld 2012 keynote speech describing the new features of Oracle Database 12c and Exadata X3. Continue Reading
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Tools and options for Oracle 12c database
Oracle database 12c comes with a few options that may be helpful in managing, prioritizing and consolidating enterprise data. In this section, learn more about these tools and the factors to consider before adopting them.
The Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Option may involve some additional costs associated with licensing and hardware. Continue Reading
Using Oracle 12c for database consolidation may alleviate database sprawl as well as management and infrastructure costs. Continue Reading
Learn how to improve storage and data compression using Oracle 12c's heat map tool and Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) features. Continue Reading
An AWR workaround enables users to prioritize and compress data without Oracle 12c database, according to PayPal Database Engineer John Kanagaraj. Continue Reading
Follow these steps to use the Oracle 12c security tool, data redaction, for data masking. Continue Reading
Exploring Oracle Database 11g
Learn more about previous Oracle incarnations in this section, which provides expert discussion of Oracle Database 11g and advice for upgrading.
Senior manager for Oracle RAC customer support Scott Jesse offers insights from a book he co-wrote about Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Continue Reading
Your current Oracle software version and database size are factors in choosing the right path to upgrade to Database 11g. Continue Reading
Expert discussion of Oracle Database 12c
Check out the videos in this section for insights on the Oracle 12c database, database queries and Exadata from expert Rich Niemiec.
New features in Oracle Database 12c make private cloud deployment more accessible, says database consultant Marc Fielding.
Learn about Oracle Database queries to tune, when it's best to index, and the importance of Exadata according to Oracle author and consultant Richard Niemiec.
Expert Rich Niemiec offers insights into database security, the Oracle 12c database and Larry's Law at Collaborate 13.
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