Re: DB12c in Production?

From: Tim Gorman <>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:52:39 -0600
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I think the in-memory option will spike upgrades/adoption of 12c when it hits the streets.

A complex and somewhat ambiguous feature like multitenant is one thing. An application-transparent and easily-enabled (or disabled) option like in-memory will be drive a frenzy.

When Oracle can pivot to incorporate columnar and in-memory technology in such an elegant and effective way, they continue to earn their market-leader status.

On 4/12/2014 10:39 AM, Iggy Fernandez wrote:
> re: adoption rate seems abnormally low
> What is the motivation to upgrade? I drove a 1986 Saturn SL1 from 1996
> until 2013. It had close to 300,000 miles on it by the time I upgraded
> to a Prius hybrid with all the options including faux-leather seats.
> My "refresh cycle" was 17 years. For 17 years it took me everywhere I
> needed to go including long road trips.
> Pluggable databases are presumably the principal motivation to move to
> 12c but the pluggable database option is an extra-cost option.
> Besides, only enterprise-edition customers may license it. Since it's
> a new option, it won't be included in existing contracts. And, of
> course, you must be willing to go through all the testing and effort
> entailed by an upgrade.
> There are some backdoors as has been pointed out. For example, RMAN
> and Grid Control include a license for Oracle database. Off-the-shelf
> applications commonly include a license for Oracle Database but they
> need to justify the effort and expense just like everybody else.
> Kindest regards,
> Iggy
> P.S. The old car was still in good condition except that the
> driver-side window no longer worked. Even the paint was in good
> condition because I had always parked it in my garage. It's book value
> was less than $200 so I gave it to a student who happily continues to
> drive it and keeps it cleaner than I ever did. He even posted a
> picture of himself with the car on Facebook.
> --
> Iggy Fernandez
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> Kenny,
> We’ve got 12c in Prod for our RMAN Catalogues. However most (all) of
> our 3^rd Party applications are not yet certified with 12c and like
> most businesses we stay on a supported DB release so that the 3^rd
> party companies cannot just turn around and say “it’s because you’re
> on 12c” if we run into any problems. I doubt we’d run into any issues
> on 12c as the majority of apps written for databases utilisze just
> the basics (tables, triggers, views, procedures/packages) but “just in
> case”.

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