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Oracle Database 12c Free New Features

Customer’s needs today are unlimited since all the customers and their end users are looking forward to have the latest technology. They are already used to and they want to use it for business, anywhere at any time.This approach requires a modernization process aligned with the latest technology, also handling the explosion of data, the added security and performance requirements and so on. Modernization needs to start from the core, where the data are kept.

What is Driving Modernization?

Higher Management and in general the business owners are concerned with managing risk, controlling costs and focused on growth.  Hence the ability to deal with:

  • Increased Customer Expectation
  • Accelerated information growth
  • Business complexity

Database Consolidation and DBaaS are modernization solutions and allow IT to move away from being labeled as another Cost Center to becoming an important Business Enabler.

Let's review what Oracle Database 12c is offering assisting us to move forward to new offerings and more capabilities. 

Oracle Database 12c is primarily focused on the new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to create and deliver database clouds. Still  Oracle Database 12c offers a lot of features that are found at the CORE (including SE, SE1), so if any Partner/customer upgrades their database to 12c, they are able to leverage these features for free.

All (Partners, Customers) can utilize the free features to enhance and improve their solutions like security and new features for applications development.

One ODB: Oracle Pluggable Databases (PDB) that can be plugged in and out of Container Databases.

Separation of Duty: For Audit Administration and Database Administration

New Audit Framework: New unified auditing architecture in a New Audit Schema for better management and security.

Network Encryption: Communication between the database server and the clients (moved from ASO to be a core function).

Strong Auth: Kerberos strong authentication and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) strong authentication are provided with the default Oracle Database installation and moved from ASO.

Pattern Matching: Enables native SQL queries to match specified patterns in sequences of rows

Native FETCH FIRST: The FETCH FIRST and OFFSET clauses provides native SQL language support to limit the number of rows returned and to specify a starting row for the return set.

SQL Statement Translation Framework: A new mechanism is provided to allow the text of a SQL statement, submitted from a client program using an open application programming interface (API) such as ODBC or JDBC, to be translated by user-supplied code before it is submitted to the Oracle Database SQL compiler.

Identity Column: Table columns have been enhanced to support the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) SQL keyword IDENTITY.

This provides a standards based approach to the declaration of automatically incrementing columns simplifying application development and making the migration of DDL to Oracle simpler.

Temporal: Applications often indicate the validity of a fact recorded in the database with dates or time stamps. Examples of such dates include the hire date and termination date of an employee in a Human Resources application, the effective date range of coverage for an insurance policy . Temporal Validity reduces the complexity of application code by providing a simple declarative interface to allow applications to manage the validity of rows.

In Database Archiving: Allows users and applications to set the archive state for individual rows.

And many PL/SQL improvements for better performance.

All of these features are available in SE/SE1.

Oracle Database 12c Feat Core

But, Customers/Partners that using the SE/SE1 are still missing many advanced features that can make a huge change in them business applications.

<Feat-02* Transaction Guard Come With RAC, RAC 1 Or Active Data Guard For more information about Transaction Guard review: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/products/clustering/ac-overview-1967264.html

Over the years Oracle has established a track record of delivering breakthrough advances in performance, scalability, high availability, data optimization, data security and ease of management to support the most demanding OLTP, Data Warehousing and Big Data customer requirements. Prior releases of Oracle Database have always been developed with customers’ IT and business requirements in mind, and that philosophy very much continues with Oracle Database 12c.

If you are interested to find out more about Oracle Database 12c and how it can help your solutions become better, feel free to contact us or your local Oracle A&C. 

For any questions please contact us at partner.imc@beehiveonline.oracle.com

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