Oracle 12c

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Oracle 12c is a version of the Oracle Database. The "c" stands for "cloud" to indicate that 12c is "cloud enabled". It features a new multi-tenant option that will help companies to consolidate databases into private or public clouds.


[edit] History and Support Status

Oracle 12c version was released on 1 July 2013.

[edit] Database options

Mostly the same as for Oracle 11R2, with the following exceptions:

  • New Oracle Multitenant option introduced. It is free with EE for a single tenant, otherwise a paid option.
  • Oracle Total Recall (flashback data archive) was enhanced and renamed Oracle Temporal. it is no longer an option and can be used free of charge with the DB software.

[edit] New features

Some of the new features include:

  • Enterprise Manager DB Control was replaced with EM DB Express
  • Container databases (CDB) with embedded Pluggable Databases (PDB)
  • Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) with heat maps to automate ILM
  • In-Database archiving and Temporal Validity
  • Unified auditing
  • Database privilege analysis to see who uses what privileges
  • Data redaction
  • Adaptive Query Optimization
  • Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) replaces "csscan" and "csalter"
  • Row Limiting Queries
  • Increased Size Limit for VARCHAR2, NVARCHAR2, and RAW Data Types
  • Online move of data files and partitions

[edit] External links

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