ORACLE DATABASE 10g RELEASE 2: NEW FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

ORACLE DATA SHEET
ORACLE DATABASE 10g
RELEASE 2: NEW FEATURE
HIGHLIGHTS
NEW ENHANCEMENTS
Oracle Database 10g Release 2
includes new features and
enhancements including:
• Grid computing
• Database automation
• Self -management
• Application development
Released in January 2004, Oracle Database 10g is the first relational
database designed for Grid comp uting, delivering information with
the highest quality of service, for the lowest possible cost. Only
Oracle Database 10g delivers the clustering, workload management,
and data center automation required for enterprise grid computing
• Business Intelligence
as well as the ease of use required for small businesses. With Release
• Higher Quality of Service
2, Oracle’s focus on improving efficiencies and reducing the cost of
information management continues. This data sheet highlights some
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of the new features in Oracle Database 10g Release 2.
RAPID ADOPTION OF ORACLE DATABASE 10g
Since its release in January 2004, Oracle Database 10g has received widespread
endorsement from industry press and independent analysts. InfoWorld magazine
rated Oracle Database 10g excellent, eWeek proclaimed, “Oracle Database 10g does
more and demands less,” and Computer Reseller News described it as, “ the most
sophisticated database on the market today.” Independent analyst studies have
shown Oracle Database 10g to be very cost-effective and easier to manage than both
IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server. Most importantly, more and more of Oracle’s
customers and partners are using Oracle Database 10g on clustered, low-cost servers
and storage to deliver the performance, scalability, and quality of service that
competitors can’t match.
GRID COMPUTING, AUTOMATION, SELF-MANAGEMENT
Grid computing is the coordinated use of large numbers of servers and storage acting
as one computer. Businesses no longer need to worry about spikes in demand,
managing silos of computing resources, and the cost of maintaining excess capacity.
Oracle Database 10g enables grid computing by delivering computing power on
demand, automatic server and disk load balancing, and easier data center
management. Oracle Database 10g Release 2 furthers Oracle’s commitment to grid
computing, database automation, and self-management, with many new features
including:
•
Automatic Storage Management (ASM) now includes multiple disk operations,
and a non-ASM database migration utility to help migrate existing databases
while taking advantage of ASM’s dynamic data striping and load balancing.
•
Enhancements to data provisioning and Oracle Streams making it much easier
and faster to archive, move, and copy large data sets to better share information
in a grid environment.
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DELIVERING A HIGHER QUALITY OF SERVICE
Oracle Database 10g is proven to be the fastest database for transaction processing,
data warehousing, and third-party applications on servers of all sizes. And it’s
proven to securely protect data and ensure data access 24x7, reducing the risk of data
loss and system downtime, while keeping the cost of computing down. Oracle
Database 10g Release 2 continues to focus on delivering an even higher quality of
service with:
•
Cluster Ready Services Open API for higher application availability and built in
clusterware file redundancy to reduce the risk of failure.
•
Fully integrated tape backup and recovery solution, offering reliable Oracle
database and file system protection utilizing tape devices.
•
New Fast-Start Failover for rapid and automatic fail over to standby databases,
without requiring any manual intervention.
•
Integrated transparent data encryption and key management in the database,
helping customers protect sensitive data in an Oracle Database without any
changes to their application.
REDUCING THE COST OF COMPUTING
Oracle Database 10g is the world's most affordable self-managing database,
eliminating many of the traditional manual administration tasks such as performance
tuning, and disk and memory management. Oracle Database 10g Release2 furthers
Oracle’s commitment to reducing the cost of computing in all aspects of database
development and deployment with:
•
Automated database administration enhancements include statistics collection
directly from memory, eliminating the need to execute SQL queries. New
administrative reports include automatic database workload repository
comparison to help understand changes in workloads and possible performance
impact.
•
Application development enhancements include Xquery feature for queries and
mapping of XML results inside the database. Oracle HTML DB makes it easier
to develop and deploy web-based database applications. Oracle’s commitment
to the Windows platform continues with support for CLR stored procedures and
tight integration with Visual Studio.
•
The cost of business intelligence is reduced with data mining PL/SQL package
support for analytic applications such as Oracle Discoverer. Improved VLDB
support is available with more partitions per table and more efficient partition
management and query optimization. Information cycle time is reduced with
enhanced data loading and query processing improvements.
For more information, visit www.oracle.com/database or call 1-800-633-0615.
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