Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle Database 12c, the First
Database Designed for the Cloud
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 -- Oracle (NASDAQ:
As organizations embrace the cloud, they seek
technologies that will transform business and improve their overall
operational agility and effectiveness. Oracle Database 12c is a
next-generation database designed to meet these needs, providing a
new multitenant architecture on top of a fast, scalable, reliable,
and secure database platform. By plugging into the cloud with Oracle
Database 12c, customers can improve the quality and performance of
applications, save time with maximum availability architecture and
storage management and simplify database consolidation by managing
hundreds of databases as one.
-- The latest generation of the world's #1 database, Oracle Database 12c,
is available for download from Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
-- Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that
simplifies the process of consolidating databases onto the cloud;
enabling customers to manage many databases as one -- without changing
-- The foundation of Oracle Public Cloud Services, Oracle Database 12c
can greatly benefit customers deploying private database clouds and
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors looking for the power of Oracle
Database in a secure multitenant model.
-- Oracle Database 12c, optimized on SPARC and Intel(R) Xeon(R)
processors, is a major release. It introduces 500 additional features
and is the result of 2,500 person-years of development and 1.2 million
hours of testing, plus an extensive beta program with Oracle's
customers and partners.
-- Oracle Database 12c is also co-engineered with Oracle's world record
setting SPARC T5 servers.
-- An Oracle Database 12c Webcast featuring SVP Database Server
Technologies Andy Mendelsohn and architect Tom Kyte is scheduled for
July 10, 2013 at 9:00 am PT.
New Multitenant Architecture for Database Consolidation on the Cloud
-- Oracle Database 12c addresses the key challenges of customers who are
consolidating databases in a private cloud model by enabling greatly
improved efficiency and lower management costs, while retaining the
autonomy of separate databases.
-- Oracle Multitenant is a new feature of Oracle Database 12c, and allows
each database plugged into the new multitenant architecture to look
and feel like a standard Oracle Database to applications; so existing
applications can run unchanged.
-- By supporting multi-tenancy in the database tier, rather than the
application tier, Oracle Multitenant makes all ISV applications that
run on the Oracle Database ready for SaaS.
-- Oracle Multitenant manages many databases as one and can increase
server resource utilization and reduce the time and effort required
for database upgrades, backup, recovery, and much more.
-- The multitenant architecture provides virtually instantaneous
provisioning and cloning of databases, which makes it an ideal
platform for database test and development clouds.
-- Oracle Multitenant works with all Oracle Database features, including
Real Application Clusters, Partitioning, Data Guard, Compression,
Automatic Storage Management, Real Application Testing, Transparent
Data Encryption, Database Vault, and more.
Automatic Data Optimization
-- To help customers efficiently manage more data, lower storage costs
and improve database performance, Oracle Database 12c introduces new
Automatic Data Optimization features.
-- A Heat Map monitors database read/write activity enabling Database
Administrators to easily identify the data that is hot (very active),
warm (read-only) and cold (rarely read) stored in tables and
-- Using smart compression and storage tiering, Database Administrators
can easily define server managed policies to automatically compress
and tier OLTP, Data Warehouse and Archive data based on the activity
and age of data.
Defense in Depth Security
-- Oracle Database 12c includes more security innovations than any other
previous Oracle database release; helping customers address evolving
threats and stringent data privacy regulations.
-- New Redaction capabilities allow organizations to protect sensitive
data such as credit card numbers displayed in applications -- without
changes to most applications. Sensitive data is redacted at run-time
based on pre-defined policies and account session information.
-- Oracle Database 12c also includes new Run-Time Privilege Analysis,
enabling organizations to identify privileges and roles actually being
used, helping revoke unnecessary privileges and enforce least
privilege with confidence that business operations will not be
Maximum Availability for Database Clouds
-- Oracle Database 12c introduces several high availability features, as
well as enhancements to existing technologies that enable continuous
access to enterprise data.
-- Global Data Services offers load balancing and failover to globally
distributed database configurations.
-- Data Guard Far Sync extends zero-data-loss standby protection to any
distance -- not limited by latency.
-- Application Continuity complements Oracle Real Application Clusters
and masks application failures from end-users by automatically
replaying failed transactions.
Efficient Database Management
-- Seamless integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
enables administrators to easily implement and manage new Oracle
Database 12c functionality including the new multitenant architecture
and data redaction.
-- The comprehensive testing features of Oracle Real Application Testing
can help customers validate upgrades and consolidation strategies by
concurrently testing and scaling real production workloads.
Simplifying Analysis of Big Data
-- Oracle Database 12c enhances in-Database MapReduce capabilities for
Big Data through SQL Pattern Matching that enable immediate and
scalable discovery of business event sequences such as financial
transactions, network logs and clickstream logs.
-- Data scientists can better analyze enterprise information and Big Data
with new in-database predictive algorithms and with further
integration of open-source R with Oracle Database 12c.
-- "The innovations in Oracle Database 12c were developed with our
customers' cloud requirements very much in mind," said Andrew
Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Database Server Technologies,
Oracle. "The new multitenant architecture makes it easier for
customers to consolidate their databases and securely manage many as
one. It also offers customers other capabilities for cloud computing
such as simplified provisioning, cloning and resource prioritization
without resorting to major application changes."
-- "Oracle's User Group Communities actively participated in the
development and testing of Oracle Database 12c," said Michelle
Malcher, President of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG). "We
are delighted to see across the board enhancements, and the new
architecture will make it so much easier for customers to consolidate
their databases onto the cloud."
-- "A key challenge facing enterprise data center managers today is the
cost, complexity, and inflexibility represented by the large numbers
of production databases operating in fixed server configurations, most
of which are substantially underutilized," said Carl Olofson, Research
Vice President for Database Management and Data Integration software
research at IDC. "It is in the nature of most enterprise database
server software that those databases cannot be moved about or
redeployed easily, and attempting to combine them through
consolidation raises other manageability and complexity challenges for
database administrators. Oracle Database 12c offers an elegant
solution to this problem that not only enables deployment flexibility
and eases the administration of multiple databases, but does so in a
way that requires neither changes to applications nor a steep learning
curve for DBAs. It also sets up the data center well for any move in
the direction of Cloud Computing."
-- Oracle Database 12c
-- Oracle Learning Network
-- White Paper: Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c
-- What Customers and Partners think of Oracle Database 12c
-- Technology Day: Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c
-- Oracle Database 12c Webcast for July 10, 2013 at 9:00 am PT
-- Oracle Cloud
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