The newest version of Oracle’s flagship DBMS will be released sometime in 2007. At last autumn’s OpenWorld, Oracle said that Database 11g (still its tentative name) will contain at least 482 new features, including improvements in scalability, data compression, security, parallel upgrades, Flashback and much more. Here is some more detail about the new release:
- Oracle expert looks ahead to Database 11g
- Oracle Database 11g to feature XML enhancements
- Podcast: Steve Feuerstein says PL/SQL change needed in Oracle 11g
Around the blogosphere, there’s of course been much discussion about the various new features of 11g. Some of the thought leaders in the community have begun to weigh in, for example:
However, I’ve heard from several people that are underwhelmed by what they’ve seen of 11g so far. The popular blogger and BI consultant Mark Rittman said:
I couldn’t help feeling underwhelmed by the news of Oracle Database 11g. the “Change Assurance” release …. hmmm. I know when 10g was first announced, it seemed more like 9i Release 3, and there do seem to be some nice new features around caching, partitioning and so on, but 11g doesn’t exactly seem groundbreaking so far, nothing in there particularly to get you all excited.
I know many of you that just upgraded from 9i to 10g, so the last thing on your mind is another nightmare. But which features are you most excited about, if any? Which features would you have liked to see in 11g but aren’t included yet? Or are you waiting until 11g Release 2 before even paying attention? Let me know by responding to this post!