By Thanos Terentes Printzios-Oracle on Jun 27, 2013
Oracle Database 12c, a major release of Oracle’s flagship product, is generally available as of 25 June 2013. Oracle Database 12c is officially launched http://www.oracle.com/goto/database12c/
Oracle Database 12c introduces a breakthrough, new multitenant architecture enabling customers to create multiple, pluggable databases for database consolidation and cloud deployments.
Customers will realize greater
efficiency and flexibility through innovations such as Oracle
Multitenant option and Automatic Data Optimization with Heat Map, for
compressing and tiering data at a higher density. These unique
advancements, combined with major enhancements in availability,
security, and big data support, make Oracle Database 12c the ideal platform for private and public cloud deployments.
As of 25/06/2013, the product is available for download on Linux x86-64, Solaris Sparc64 and Solaris (x86-64) via Oracle Technology Network.
A news release is planned for July 1st, and an external launch webcast, Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c, featuring Mark Hurd, Andy Mendelsohn, Tom Kyte and other experts is planned for July 10th.