Oracle will introduce a slew of new database innovations when the latest version of its flagship product, Oracle Database 11g, debuts later this month. But it could be quite a while before database administrators (DBAs) start taking full advantage of them.
Most DBAs say their organizations typically postpone the deployment of new Oracle database management systems at least until the second release comes out, to avoid first-release bugs. And when they finally do deploy the systems, DBAs say it often takes a bit longer for them to get accustomed to -- and start seeing the full benefits of -- new database features and functionality.
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