Oracle 12g This Fall?

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Big Red - my pet name for Oracle

Post Updated on November 10, 2011.

11gR2 was supposed to be 12g..or so the story goes. You can read tons of posts on OTN from several years ago where 12g is referenced. Nothing recent though. So…

Oracle Open World 2011 is coming soon, and you know the Big Red Machine will want to have a big splash. Will it be a new version of their RDBMS solution?

And for all those people who just got their 8 and 9 databases upgraded to 10 or 11, be prepared to be obsolete again!

Maybe the ACEs who were able to attend #KScope last month in Long Beach got the inside scoop…alas, I was not there. Instead I was suffering on another beach, happily on vacation.

We’ll know soon enough. Then a few months of beta testing with real production software ready for *NIX installs a few months later…but until then, I have a question for you:

If it is announced, what features will you be looking or hoping for?

Personally, I am hoping for a more intelligent CBO. Just give me better plans, better cost estimation. That’s not much to ask for, is it?

Post Update, 12 is here…kind of

I started working for Oracle in late October, so I can’t really speculate on product releases anymore, sorry.

I was KIND of right though! Oracle did release an update for Oracle Enterprise Manager, what we’re calling ’12c.’ The ‘c’ stands for ‘cloud.’ From the official PR, ‘Oracle today announced Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c the industry’s first solution to combine management of the full Oracle stack with complete enterprise cloud lifecycle management.’ You can go read all the nitty-gritty details here.

A lot of work was done on the database management features in this new Enterprise Manager, I’m wondering if any of you have had a chance to try it out yet?

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