Oracle 11g bellwether upgrades

August 13, 2007

[From Australian IT]

The imminent release of Oracle's 11g database, the first new version of its core product since 2003, is an important event for more than just the world's third-largest software vendor and its rivals.

Initial reaction to 11g from Oracle's current customers seems to be positive It will also provide insight into a recurring question: is a lukewarm reception for recent major releases, particularly Windows Vista, a function of their circumstances or part of a more general trend towards slower uptake of new products (outside a few consumer segments) because benefit delivered to users by each product generation are shrinking?

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