By Laura Ramsey-Oracle on Dec 31, 2014
It was a great year for Oracle Technology...with so many great new features and products for Oracle DBAs, Data Scientists and Developers. Here's the Top 5 new technologies that we rolled out, with the resources you need to get started...from your friends here at the OTN Watercooler.
- Oracle Database 12c 188.8.131.52 -- ...with the long awaited In-Memory option, plus 21 new features. Oracle Database 12c Release 184.108.40.206 supports Linux and Oracle Solaris (SPARC and x86 64 bit). See the full list of features with direct links to docs and resources.
And if you're ready to start your upgrade journey to Oracle Database 12c, be sure to check out this Upgrade Starter's Guide and follow the Oracle Upgrade NOW blog.
- Oracle Database In-Memory
-- Oracle Database In-Memory delivers leading-edge in-memory performance
without the need to restrict functionality or accept compromises,
complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with virtually
any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as
flipping a switch--no application changes are required. It is fully
integrated with Oracle Database's scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering,
availability and security technologies making it the most
industrial-strength offering in the industry.
This whitepaper Oracle Database In-Memory gives you more detail about the new option available only in Oracle Database 12c, and if you want to get started, check out this article series:
- Getting started with Oracle Database In-Memory Part I - Installing & Enabling
- Getting started with Oracle Database In-Memory Part II - In-Memory Population
- Getting started with Oracle Database In-Memory Part III - Querying The IM Column Store
- Getting started with Oracle Database In-Memory Part IV - Joins In The IM Column Store
Oracle Key Vault is a software appliance designed to securely manage encryption keys and credential files in the enterprise data center. It provides secure, centralized management of encryption keys and credential files including Oracle wallet files, Java KeyStores, Kerberos keytab files and SSH key files and SSL certification files. Want to get started? Here's what you need to know.
Oracle Big Data SQL -- Oracle's unique approach to providing unified query over data in Oracle Database, Hadoop, and select NoSQL datastores. Read more about why SQL is becomming the "GoTo" language for Big Data Analysis.
Oracle Oracle Zero Loss Recovery Appliance --Launched in October at OOW2014, The Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance is a terrific addition to the Oracle Engineered Systems Portfolio. With its support for real-time redo transport, the appliance is designed to bring "Data Guard-like", robust data protection for all the Oracle Databases in the data center. It's a sweet ride... Get the full story here.But as with most "Top" lists, there are many more items to include. So Special Mention goes to:
JSON Support in Oracle 12c -- Oracle Database 12c supports JSON natively with relational database features, including transactions, indexing, declarative querying, and views. You can project JSON data relationally, making it available for relational processes and tools. You can also query, from within the database, JSON data that is stored outside the database, in an external table. Get more information about JSON support in Oracle Database 12c. You can start with the XML DB Developer's Guide.
Happy New Year and
Ciao for Now!