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Lab test: Oracle Database 11g shoots the moon

Wednesday Jun 4th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Oracle's enormous 11g release rumbles with an impressive array of performance and management aids, elegant application testing, standbys that earn their keep, and the promise of lower storage requirements.

[From InfoWorld]

I like to define a five-point touch system for my database upgrades. If the new version doesn't change my life in five ways, then it's not a significant upgrade. I'll typically quantify my need by approximating how many hours I spend each week performing certain tasks, and then estimate how much time the upgrade will save me. If I spend five hours every week dealing with resource usage and the new release will do it automatically, then I figure the upgrade will save me five hours a week. Now all I have to do is quantify four other features the same way, and I can sell it to management.

The article continues at http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/06/04/23TC-oracle-database-11g_1.html

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