Oracle_Database_12_cOracle has released the Oracle Database 12c, which the company says is designed for the cloud. Oracle Database 12c comes in three editions. You can download the database from the Oracle Technology Network here

Oracle Database 12c, optimized on SPARC and Intel Xeon processors, is a major release. It introduces 500 additional features and is the result of 2,500 person-years of development and 1.2 million hours of testing, plus an extensive beta program with Oracle’s customers and partners, says oracle.

Oracle Multitenant is a new feature of Oracle Database 12c, and allows each database plugged into the new multitenant architecture to look and feel like a standard Oracle Database to applications; so existing applications can run unchanged.

Oracle Multitenant works with all Oracle Database features, including Real Application Clusters, Partitioning, Data Guard, Compression, Automatic Storage Management, Real Application Testing, Transparent Data Encryption, Database Vault, and more.

Oracle Database 12c introduces new Automatic Data Optimization features, including heat map monitors, compression and storage tiering,  and redaction capabilities. Oracle Database 12c also includes new Run-Time Privilege Analysis, enabling organizations to identify privileges and roles actually being used.

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