Improve database migrations and Oracle 12c upgrades
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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.
1Oracle 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).
2Tools 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.
Possible licensing and hardware costs come with Oracle In-Memory option
The Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Option may involve some additional costs associated with licensing and hardware. Read Now
Oracle 12c and Multitenant for database consolidation
Using Oracle 12c for database consolidation may alleviate database sprawl as well as management and infrastructure costs. Read Now
Improve storage with Oracle 12c heat map tool and data optimization
Learn how to improve storage and data compression using Oracle 12c's heat map tool and Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) features. Read Now
Prioritize and compress data without the Oracle 12c heat map tool
An AWR workaround enables users to prioritize and compress data without Oracle 12c database, according to PayPal Database Engineer John Kanagaraj. Read Now
How to use data redaction, the new security tool for Oracle Database 12c
Follow these steps to use the Oracle 12c security tool, data redaction, for data masking. Read Now
3Exploring Oracle Database 11g
Learn more about previous Oracle incarnations in this section, which provides expert discussion of Oracle Database 11g and advice for upgrading.
4Quiz: How well do you know Oracle Multitenant and Database 12c?
Take this brief quiz to test your knowledge of Oracle Database 12c and Multitenant.