Workspace Manager

Workspace Manager, a feature of Oracle Database, enables application developers and DBAs to manage current, proposed and historical versions of data in the same database.

Applications and DBA operations often work with more than one version of the data. Three common reasons to have multiple data versions are concurrency, auditing and scenario creation. Oracle Workspace Manager provides workspaces as a virtual environment to isolate a collection of changes to production data, keep a history of changes to data and create multiple data scenarios for “what if” analysis. It can save money, time and labor over traditional approaches.


Technical Information

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Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.

If you are interested in the ERO program please contact Steve Jeffreys at

If you would like to explore opportunities for a research collaboration with the database team please contact Dieter Gawlick at

or Garret Swart at
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