New in 2022 from Oracle Database Development

December 27, 2022 | 2 minute read
William Hardie
Vice President
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Review of 2022

It has been another busy year for the Oracle Database development team, and not just in terms of product releases! While 2022 continued where 2021 left off with a continuation of virtual events, 2022 also saw a long-awaited and welcome return to in-person events. The Oracle Development team participated in a number of User Group events including Quest Blueprint 4D, the DOAG and UKOUG conferences, and (of course) our own Oracle Cloud World. So with 2023 just around the corner, here's a quick look back at just a (very) few of the highlights from the Oracle Database development team in 2022.

Oracle Database API for MongoDB

With this new API released in early 2022, developers can continue to use MongoDB's open-source tools and drivers connected to an Oracle Autonomous Database while gaining access to Oracle’s multi-model capabilities and the benefits of a self-driving database. Read more here, or watch this short video of API recorded on the keynote stage at Oracle Cloud World '22;

Oracle Database World '22

In March 2022, the team helped to rollout a virtual global event primarily focusing on application development, data analytics and management of mission critical systems. Watch Juan Loaiza's Database World keynote, 'Simplifying Data Driven Apps and Analytics' (below) or click here to view the entire event on-demand.

Oracle and Informatica Form Strategic Global Partnership

Announced at Informatica World in May 2022, this partnership brings together Oracle, a recognized leader in Database Cloud, SaaS, and Enterprise applications, with Informatica, a leader in cloud data integration, data quality, and data governance. It offers joint customers comprehensive solutions for implementing a data warehouse, data lake or a data lakehouse across hybrid or multi-cloud environments. Read more here, or watch Oracle's Andy Mendelsohn and Informatica's Jitesh Ghai discuss the partnership at Oracle Cloud World.

Oracle Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M

General availability of the latest generation of the most powerful Oracle Database platform in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). With Oracle Autonomous Database Service or Oracle Exadata Database Service running on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, customers can run existing workloads faster, with greater scale, and at a lower cost than previous generations. Read more here, or watch Juan Loaiza’s Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M global launch video (below).

Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure

In July 2022, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, and Larry Ellison, Chairman and CTO of Oracle Corporation, announced the availability of the Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure. With this new fully managed service, Azure customers can easily provision, access, and operate enterprise-grade Oracle Database services (incl. Base, Exadata and Autonomous Database services) in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with a familiar Azure-like experience. Read more here, or watch an overview video (below) of the Oracle Database Service for Azure (ODSA).

Oracle Database 23c BETA

The Oracle Database 23c BETA program was announced at Oracle Cloud World in October 2022. Read more here, or watch Dom Giles's Oracle Cloud World presentation which features an insight into what's coming next with Oracle Database 23c.


William Hardie

Vice President

William Hardie is Vice President of Oracle Database Product Management. He has been in IT for more than 30 years, and has specialized in relational database technologies for more than 25 years. William has worked with Oracle Database since version 5 and is a regular speaker at Oracle events and User Group Conferences. He is currently a member of the Quest Oracle User Group database technology advisory board.

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