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SQL Developer 4.1 - Oracle REST Data Services 3.0 are HERE!

Laura Ramsey
Manager, Oracle Database Developer Communities

Big Day Today for the Oracle SQL Developer Tools team as they launch Oracle SQL Developer version 4.1, Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.1, and Oracle Rest Data Services 3.0.






Here's What You Need to Know:


Oracle SQL Developer 4.1 and SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.1 let
customers design, develop, and deploy applications running on
premises or in Oracle Database Cloud Services. And SQL Developer 4.1 sports a new interface for DBAs to observe critical metrics in
real-time around IO, networking, wait events, storage, and more.  And here's how SQL Developer now supports Public Cloud Services-- It has  a
one-button-click solution for copying on-premises Oracle Databases to the
Oracle Database Cloud Service. So you just  right-click on a 12c Multitenant Pluggable Database and choose
to either move, or copy to the Cloud Service. When the operation is complete, the database
is automatically made available in the Oracle Database Cloud Service.




And one more thing:  Oracle SQL Developer offers tighter
integration with Oracle REST Data Services. Starting with the 4.1 release, SQL
Developer can now install, configure, and run Oracle REST Data Services version
3.0 without any additional downloads.




And speaking of Oracle REST Data Services, ORDS has been gaining momentum since first released
in 2010, and release 3.0 is by far the most significant. Prior to release 3.0,
ORDS required you use Oracle Application Express (APEX) to define your RESTful
web services.  Now with ORDS 3.0 you can alternatively or additionally define
RESTful web services from SQL Developer. ORDS enables a consistent
RESTful interface to Oracle Database's relational tables, JSON document store,
and also enables access to Oracle NoSQL Database tables. Likewise,
access to the JSON Document Store is
seamless when provided by ORDS, whether the store is Database 12c or NoSQL 3.0.

This was an important aspect of ORDS because Oracle is committed to supporting both RESTful services and JSON,
and has made storing native JSON in the database a key feature of Oracle
Database 12c. Oracle
Database 12c is now a JSON document
store that can be accessed using the Simple Oracle Document Access (SODA) API.



So that's the news today.





Ciao for Now!







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