Paper Title and Abstract

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 from the beta Test Program perspective

Stream: DBA

Oracle 12c Release 2 delivers significant enhancements and flexibility for organizations updating to Release 2 of the 12c database. 

We will discuss changes to:

  • Grid Infrastructure Gold Images and its new deployment approach.
    • Clone.pl and Config.sh
  • Oracle Domain Service Clusters
  • Extended Clusters
  • Clusters for Applications
  • ASM changes including new user interface.
  • ASM new features
  • DBCA enhancements
    • Duplicate Single Instance database
    • Creating Standby databases
    • Storage Customization during duplication.
    • PDB options selection
    • Parallel Query Server pools
    • DBCA Hot Backups
  • DBUA enhancements
    • Priority upgrade for PDBs
  • Database Sharding

Although this is not an exhaustive discussion on all new features, it will wet your appetite for this new release.  As with all releases, the feature list is hundreds of lines long.  What we will discuss are the features that I feel are most valuable from day one, with further details covered in session 2 and the latest copy of Foresight magazine.

Pre-requisites: DBA

Presentation Objectives:  This session, delivered by Martin Power, an Oracle ACE and Beta Test Program member for the 12c Release 2 database. It provides you with a quick snapshot of 12c Release 2’s new features and discussion on the use and value of these new features.

Speaker Details

Martin is an Oracle ACE and President of AUSOUG.  He has worked with Oracle Database since 1982 (version 4.1.4) covering all releases across this period.

Martin has been recognised as a key service provider in the educational sector and an Australian leader in the early successful deployment of Oracle 10g and Rac. Oracle engaged Martin in 2005 and 2006 to speak on Oracle technology and implementation at international and national forums and conferences. Martin not only understands Oracle products, services and solutions (including eBusiness suite), but he is also technically very experienced in systems integration and the practical design and delivery of hardware and Oracle-based software system solutions.

Martin continues to serve as President of the Australian Oracle User Group (AUSOUG). He has represented this body in international and national events and in discussions with Oracle Corporation in the United States.