New Oracle database comes cloud-ready

  • Multitenant architecture simplifies process of consolidating databases onto the cloud
  • 500 new features, the result of 2,500 man-years of development and 1.2 million hours of testing

New Oracle database comes cloud-readyORACLE Corporation has announced the availability of the latest generation of its Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) software, Oracle Database 12c, which it touted as the first database designed for the cloud.
Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that simplifies the process of consolidating databases onto the cloud and also enables customers to manage many databases as one without changing their applications, said Kaleem Chaudhry (pic), senior director of Enterprise Technology at Oracle Asean.
The new RDBMS has been optimised for SPARC and Intel Xeon processors, and introduces 500 additional features; the result of 2,500 man-years of development and 1.2 million hours of testing, plus an extensive beta programme with Oracle’s customers and partners, the company said in a statement.
“The key challenges that today’s enterprise data centre managers face are the cost, complexity, and inflexibility represented by the large numbers of production databases operating in fixed server configurations; most of which are substantially under-utilised,” said Kaleem.
“Oracle Database 12c offers an elegant solution to this problem that not only enables deployment flexibility and eases the administration of multiple databases, but does so in a way that requires neither changes to applications nor a steep learning curve for database administrators,” he claimed.
The new software’s multitenant architecture manage many databases as one and increases server resource utilisation, while reducing the time and effort required for database upgrades, backup and recovery, Oracle claimed.
It also includes more security innovations than any other previous Oracle database release, helping customers address evolving threats and stringent data privacy regulations, the company said.
“Oracle Database 12c … offers customers other capabilities for cloud computing such as simplified provisioning, cloning and resource prioritisation without resorting to major application changes,” Kaleem claimed.
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