Oracle recently announced its latest database product, Oracle10G, at this year's Oracle Open World. Most of the fanfare on this release centers on the grid capabilities of Oracle's latest offering (hence the "G" on Oracle10G). But as with Oracle9i, Oracle10G contains enhancements in virtually all areas of the database server, resulting in an Oracle database with improvements in scalability, availability, performance, manageability, multimedia datatype support, and functionality.
This article covers just a small subset of Oracle10G features. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive document, but rather a high level overview of some of the more important (and hopefully, interesting) changes contained in this release. Consider this the first of many articles on Oracle10G, so we'll keep this one at the 30,000-foot level. In future articles we'll take an in-depth look at each of the features described in this article and new features as they are announced. One of the benefits of being an Oracle instructor is having access to up-to-the-minute information on Oracle's latest product sets. As Oracle distributes more information on Oracle10G features, I'll make sure to keep you informed.
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