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Guide to Oracle 12c database features and upgrades

Experts, analysts and users discuss Oracle Database 12c features, including the Multitenant database-consolidation add-on, and upgrade recommendations in this Essential Guide.

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.


1. 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.


2. 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).

Database 11g

3. 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.


4. 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.


5. Quiz: How well do you know Oracle Multitenant and Database 12c?

Take this brief quiz to test your knowledge of Oracle Database 12c and Multitenant.

Quiz: Oracle Multitenant and Database 12c