Oracle has finally announced the release date for Oracle Database 11g. And while most Oracle users out there probably won’t even consider upgrading for another year or two (according to recent SearchOracle.com survey numbers, most folks are still upgrading from Oracle 9i to Oracle 10g), there is sure to be a ton of interest on the part of users and coverage on the part of technology media outlets come July 11th.
When that day comes (and I hate to blow our own horn) don’t forget that SearchOracle.com has been all over this story for quite some time. But before I provide you with multiple links to our highly informative (toot toot) coverage of Oracle Database 11g, let’s see what some people around the blogosphere are saying — or have said — about this soon-to-be-released, ummm, release.
Blogger Andrejus Baranovskis has written that he is pleased with the fact that Database 11g will ship with map data provided by Navteq.
“I think, it will be even more easier than now, for non-GIS people to start building [business intelligence] applications with included Oracle spatial technology functionality,” he wrote. “[The] developer will have everything out of the box – from data to tools.”
Tim at Oracle-Base blog said he thought that Database 11g wouldn’t be out until much later in the year, and adds that he feels somewhat responsible for the product’s early debut.
“My constant moaning about being bored and wanting 11g to be released soon has obviously done its job,” he quipped. “It’s truly wonderful to be the center of my universe.”
Tim at Oracle-Base blog also posted an interesting examination of Database 11g’s self-managing capabilities such as Database Replay and SQL Replay back in October, following a trip to Oracle OpenWorld.
If you’re looking to find more information about Oracle Database 11g, SearchOracle.com has plenty. Here are a handful of useful links to articles, blogs and podcasts on the topic:
- Podcast: Oracle Database 11g preview
- Podcast: Author Mike Ault sizes up the new Oracle Database 11g
- Podcast: Expert says PL/SQL change needed in Oracle 11g
- Oracle expert looks ahead to Database 11g
- Oracle Database 11g to feature XML enhancements
- Database 11g: Ho-hum or hurray?
- Is Oracle relational? Redux
What are you looking forward to in Database 11g? Or, what do you think should be included that isn’t? And when do you think your firm will upgrade? I’d like to hear what more end users like you have to say about this new release.
— Mark Brunelli