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Oracle Database 12c New Features

Oracle Database 12c New Features [Kindle Edition]

Robert Freeman

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Maximize the New and Improved Features of Oracle Database 12c

Written by Master Principle Database Expert, Oracle, and Oracle ACE Robert G. Freeman, this Oracle Press guide describes the myriad new and enhanced capabilities available in the latest Oracle Database release. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know to get up and running quickly on Oracle Database 12c. Supported by running commentary from world-renowned Oracle expert Tom Kyte, and with additional contributions by Oracle experts Eric Yen and Scott Black, Oracle Database 12c New Features offers detailed coverage of:

  • Installing Oracle Database 12c
  • Architectural changes, such as Oracle Multitenant
  • The most current information on upgrading and migrating to Oracle Database 12c
  • The pre-upgrade information tool and parallel processing for database upgrades
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters new features, such as Oracle Flex Cluster, Oracle Flex Automatic Storage Management, and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System
  • Oracle RMAN enhancements, including cross-platform backup and recovery
  • Oracle Data Guard improvements, such as Fast Sync, and Oracle Active Data Guard new features, such as Far Sync
  • SQL, PL/SQL, DML, and DDL new features
  • Improvements to partitioning manageability, performance, and availability
  • Advanced business intelligence and data warehousing capabilities
  • Security enhancements, including privileges analysis, data redaction, and new administrative-level privileges
  • Manageability, performance, and optimization improvements

About the Author

Robert G. Freeman, OCP, is a Master Principle Database Expert for Oracle who has been working with Oracle databases for more than 20 years. He is a Principle Database Engineer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT. Robert is the author or co-author of several Oracle Press titles, including Portable DBA: Oracle; Oracle Database 11g New Features; Oracle RMAN 11g Backup and Recovery; Oracle GoldenGate 11g Handbook, and others.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20042 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (10 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GMD7O6W
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview of the new Oracle 12c features - something you should have in your library 5 Jan 2014
By Earl D. Shaffer - Published on
Alert - I am a very senior Oracle "systems" DBA. I am not a developer or an App DBA. So I read and reviewed this book as a systems DBA (install, upgrade, migrate, OS tune, DB tune, I/O tune, B/R, DR) point of view.

It covers the features Oracle wanted you to hear about and some you did not. It is well-written, but its coverage of Pluggable Databases (PDBs) and Container Database (CDB) is light for my taste, along with the coverage of the performance-related changes. PDBs and CDBs AKA "multi-tennant database architecture" is a big topic and could fill a large book on its own. Most will consider PDB/CDB "the reason to go to 12c", so you should get more info from Oracle and non-Oracle sources before you plan your real PROD upgrade.

Other topics include Flex Clusters, Flex ASM, RMAN's ability to recover a table, Data Guard's ability to use a stripped down instance as a "repeater", and SQL's new Identify Column and Invisible Column. Also new features in PL/SQL, BI, DW, and Security. The big news in Manageability is the replacement of "DB Control" with the new "DB Express" which is less powerful, especially re: RAC, but has a smaller resource footprint. (*NOTE* if you do not now use Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control - you need to do that ASAP)

I liked the book and recommend it be in your library of 12c books. I especially liked page 55 that had a nice lifetime support date diagram, giving you a big-picture glance at the road on Oracle releases, versions, and overlap . For those DBAs who do upgrades a lot, it reminds us all how many times we have done this complicated task in the past - and when.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for all Oracle DBAs 16 Dec 2013
By Jane Cheung - Published on
Absolutely a MUST READ for anyone that wants to understand the new features of Oracle 12c. The sections about partitioning and data warehousing were invaluable. The authors do a great job breaking down complicated concepts and flesh it out with examples. I was able to take what was discussed in the book and apply it at my job right away. Thank you Robert, Scott and Eric for making my life easier.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great New Features Book From Robert Freeman! 14 Dec 2013
By Terry Stough - Published on
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When a new major release of Oracle database software hits their website, I begin to look forward to Robert Freeman's upcoming New Features book. This would be my fourth in the series!

As an Oracle instructor and courseware author for the last 15 years, it is critical that I stay up to speed on the latest improvements to the Oracle database.

Even after pouring over Oracle documentation and online articles for months preparing to teach Oracle12c New Features, I found many gems in Robert's book that shed additional light on key aspects of this truly revolutionary database release.

Keep up the great work, Robert!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! 9 Jan 2014
By Mladen Gogala - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This books covers so much ground that it's really staggering. As I've come to expect from Rob Freeman, it covers all the new stuff about rman and backup. It also gives an excellent and systematic approach to pluggable databases.
The books also covers the new features in data guard, new security features and new SQL options, like row pattern matching. It also covers the new Top-N features. This book is so complete that it took me a week to read it. I'll have to do it again, and soon. This book is excellent and a must read for anyone who needs to learn about Oracle 12c and quickly.

Mladen Gogala
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent book by Robert Freeman 7 Jan 2014
By Dan Hotka - Published on
I have purchased each of Robert's 'New Features' books as they become available.

I so enjoy the working examples that are in this book. I can flip to the technology of interest...there is an excellent description of the product or feature...along with a working example. I find these examples just invaluable to my learning curve.

I can't see a thing that Robert missed or covered lightly. He seems to have covered the entire Oracle12 release well.

Hats off to you Mr. Freeman.
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