Oracle Kicks Off Beta Program for Oracle Database 12c Release 2

Oracle kicked off the beta program for an updated release Oracle Database 12c which provides a multitenant architecture and dual format in-memory database technology.

According to Oracle, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 further simplifies the journey to the cloud and enables efficient delivery of database services, with greater consolidation density and more administrative agility at cloud scale.

With Oracle Database 12c Release 2 beta program kicking off, Oracle is bringing customers and partners into the next phase of the database development cycle, said Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle. With Oracle Database 12c Release 1 innovations such as the Multitenant Architecture and Database In-Memory helped move customers to the cloud and perform real-time analytics on their transactional data, and now Oracle Database 12c Release 2 continues to refine and enhance these capabilities, he noted.

Key areas that are planned for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 include enhancements to Oracle Multitenant with online movement of pluggable databases between servers, data centers and the Oracle Cloud;  refinements to Oracle Database In-Memory to boost performance, automate management, and provide flexibility in deployment options are planned; enhanced support for big data analytics with spatial performance improvements and additional support for graph analytics; enhanced drivers for all the key programming languages and frameworks, and improvements to other main areas of customer interest including security, high availability, scalability, performance, and manageability.

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Posted October 26, 2015