Thursday, January 10, 2008

Oracle Database 11g One of 2007's Most Important Products

Today eWeek named Oracle Database 11g "One of the Most Important Products of 2007". To be honest, this is not really surprising given the huge number of new features that comprised the 11g release. Well, what else would you expect from the worldwide leader in database technology. In recognition of the product, eWEEK Labs stated, "Oracle's Database 11g is the cornerstone of the vendor's dynamically allocated computing grids and should garner the attention of database managers with its improved management, recovery and table compression capabilities." In response Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle Database Server Technologies, stated:

"As the worldwide database leader, Oracle distinguishes itself from competitors with leading security, scalability, availability, and data centre automation capabilities, Oracle Database 11g represents years of experience solving our customers' business and IT challenges, and it gives us great pride to be recognized by eWEEK."

Oracle Database 11g has delivered over 400 new features many of which will be of direct benefit to data warehouse projects. Not only is Oracle the worldwide leader in database technology, it is also the world wide leader in providing best-of-breed functionality for data warehouses and data marts. Oracle Database 11g also provides a uniquely integrated platform for managing business driven analytics; by embedding OLAP, Data Mining, and statistical capabilities directly into the database, Oracle 11g delivers all of the functionality of standalone OLAP engines with the enterprise scalability, security, and reliability of the Oracle's world class Database. Oracle Database 11g includes the proven ETL capabilities of Oracle Warehouse Builder; robust ETL is critical for any DW/BI project, and OWB provides a solution for every Oracle Database including design, deployment and management of solutions that use the OLAP option.

For more information on the eWeek story go here :
For more information on Oracle Database 11g go here:
For more information on Oracle Database 11g for data warehousing go here:

If you want to take 11g for a test drive you can download the software directly from OTN by going here:

where you will find all links for the following platforms are available:
  • Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows (x64)
  • Linux x86 (1.7 GB)
  • Linux x86-64 (1.8 GB)
  • Solaris (SPARC) (64-bit)
  • AIX (PPC64)
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)

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