Oracle ACE Arup Nanda presents his list of the top new Oracle Database 10g Release 2 features for database administrators.
In an effort to consolidate the various pricing schemes inherited with its recent acquisitions, Oracle will be redefining its licensing models. According to Oracle president Charles Phillips, the company is using customer feedback to explore different approaches to selling its software.
Oracle announced two record-setting TPC-H 300 gigabyte data warehousing benchmarks that hallmarked Oracle Database 10g Release 2’s performance power and leadership among enterprise-class databases.
Beta customers today revealed how they are taking advantage of Oracle Database 10g Release 2’s enhanced availability, manageability, performance and security features to achieve a higher quality of service while helping to reduce the cost and complexity of information management.
Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Database 10g Release 2, which delivers a more robust implementation of the Oracle Database 10g Release 1 feature set. The new release adds compelling improvements in performance, availability, manageability and security to assist customers and partners in achieving a higher quality of service, while reducing the cost and complexity of information management.
This truly insightful analysis from the Economist details the bind multi-core CPUS are putting software companies into in regards to licensing. Link to article.
Oracle has now confirmed that as of July 8, each core of the new multi-core processors from AMD and Intel will be licensed as if it were 75 percent of a CPU. Still, many in the industry feel it isn’t enough. Ron Zapar, CEO of Oracle partner Re-quest has been getting substantial pushback from his customers. He says of the new policy “This is a step in the right direction, but they’ll have to do better.”
Thus far Oracle has been counting each core as a full processor, but now it will count each core of a multi-core chip as three-quarters of a processor. Both Microsoft and IBM have already made licensing concessions for multi-core chips from both AMD and Intel.
Critical Patch Update April 2005 for Database 9.2 and 10.1
Oracle 10g Release 2 Available for Linux