Rozwat Says the "11g" Word

Chuck Rozwat's keynote this AM comprised mostly a "rearview" of significant releases from the Server Technologies division in the last year - Oracle Content Database, Oracle SES, Oracle Database Vault - as well as an overview of pre-existing technologies that bring other "exotic" datatypes into the database, such as interMedia, Spatial, and Mapper. Interestingly, this appeared to be largely pretext for discussing the "growing" (forgive the pun) importance of scalability, availability and database operations management, which turn out to be major focuses for Oracle Database 11g (in Beta), among other things (sorry for the blurry text):

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Things to note from above slide in particular: Online Application Upgrades, Flashback Transaction, Hot Patching, Storage and Query of Semantic Content, DICOM support, and Audit Vault. Seems Oracle is building on its already significant capability as a "universal", multi-purpose (mixed workload) data store that is always, always available.

Chuck also highlighted recent acquisition Sunopsis (now Oracle Data Integrator), which serves as a great addition to the data integration portfolio, bringing a service-oriented, real-time approach to data integration to Oracle Fusion Middleware.  Furthermore, Sunopsis extends the high-performance "ELT" (extract, load, and then transform) approach that Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) supports for Oracle targets to non-Oracle ones as well, which makes it a good complement to OWB for creating heterogeneous data warehousing environments specifically.

For more details about these features, see Mark Rittman's post about Andy Mendelsohn's 11g preview, and Laurent Schneider's post about Bryn Llewellyn's session re: PL/SQL enhancements in 11g.


... "from ST in the last year". What's ST?

Posted by Martin on October 23, 2006 at 10:36 AM PDT #

Sorry, that was a little "inside baseball." I have clarified in my post. (ST = Server Technologies)

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on October 23, 2006 at 07:19 PM PDT #

Justin, when will the presentations and papers be available for download from the Open World site? At the moment, you just get the abstracts, there's no link to download any of the presentation material.

Posted by Mark Rittman on October 23, 2006 at 09:47 PM PDT #

Mark, this process usually takes a couple of weeks. I think Nov 9 is the date this year.

Posted by Oracle Blogs on October 24, 2006 at 07:50 PM PDT #

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