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Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 Introduces Groundbreaking Database Management Capabilities

In addition to its ability to manage Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c and private cloud solutions, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 provides groundbreaking new capabilities for managing Oracle Database 12c, including

  • A new warehouse for automatic workload repository (AWR) information that enables unlimited retention of diagnostics data for better long-term analysis
  • Comprehensive enterprise data governance to enforce data protection
  • Enhanced compliance monitoring and management

AWR Warehouse
With the latest release, you can now collect all the AWR data from different databases into a single warehouse for long-term performance analysis, trending, and cross-database comparison. This makes unlimited retention of AWR data possible, allowing data collection and analysis to run for any length of time with zero impact on source databases.

“For the first time, database administrators can analyze database performance over long periods of time without worrying about performance impact on production systems. They can also easily perform cross-database comparison to identify problematic behaviors,” says Mughees Minhas, Oracle vice president of product management.

With these capabilities administrators can now also do trend analysis across their entire enterprise.

Comprehensive Enterprise Data Governance
As security threats multiply and regulatory requirements constantly evolve, organizations need a way to quickly and accurately discover, scan, and identify databases that contain sensitive data.

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 provides a comprehensive solution for the discovery, classification, and protection of databases containing sensitive data. Integrated with data masking, redaction, and encryption technologies, these new enterprisewide data governance tools help administrators minimize risk and ensure compliance.

Enhanced Compliance Monitoring and Management
As compliance rules and regulations become more rigorous, the new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c addresses many of these requirements with enhancements to the compliance dashboard. The new capabilities give administrators an at-a-glance compliance view, helping to boost productivity while reducing the time and effort needed to manage compliance. In addition, out-of-the-box tools help ensure compliance with Security Technical Information Guides (STIG), a key requirement for US government agencies.

Other innovations in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 include

  • Enhanced upgrade and patching processes. New tools enable administrators to perform automated mass upgrades of clustered databases. Step-by-step orchestration—including the ability to rollback changes in the case of failures—helps accelerate your Oracle Database 12c upgrade projects.
  • Integrated security console. This release introduces a new single point of control for managing the security aspects of the administration of Oracle Enterprise Manager environments and incorporates best practices to help database administrators ensure secure management environments.
  • Oracle Active Data Guard provisioning via self-service. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 extends the boundaries of database as a service (DBaaS) beyond traditional development and testing environments. Oracle Enterprise Manager’s service catalog now supports DBaaS services ranging from single instance databases to highly available, disaster-protected ones.

Learn more about Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4.

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