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Latest Release of Industry Leading Oracle Database Now Available in the Cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and On-Premises

Leading-edge Database technology now available in all environments

Redwood Shores, California—March 6, 2017

Oracle today announced that the latest version of the world’s number one database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), is now available everywhere—in the cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and on-premises. Oracle Database 12.2 includes enhancements to the unique multitenant architecture and in-memory database technologies that provide customers with outstanding consolidation, performance, reliability, and security for all workloads including entry-level development and mission critical workloads. Additionally, the release includes more than 300 new features and enhancements across availability, performance, security, and developer productivity.

“Oracle has led the industry by providing the fastest and most reliable highly secure database for organizations of all sizes, and we continue to innovate and help customers transform to the cloud with minimum effort and risk,” said Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president of database server technologies, Oracle. “With this announcement, Oracle is completing the rollout of Oracle Database 12.2, making it even easier for organizations to deploy Oracle Database 12c wherever they need it—in the cloud or on-premises.”

Oracle Database 12.2’s massive cloud scalability and real-time analytics offer customers greater agility, faster time to business insights, and real cost advantages. New innovations in Oracle Database 12.2 include:

  • Massive savings for consolidated and SaaS environments with up to 4,096 pluggable databases
  • Increased agility with online cloning and relocation of pluggable databases
  • Greatly accelerated in-memory database performance
  • Offload of real-time in-memory analytics to active standby databases
  • Native database sharding
  • Massive scaling with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • JSON document store enhancements

Multiple independent industry analyst reports recently recognized Oracle Database 12c technology leadership for common database workloads, including online transaction processing, hybrid transactional and analytical processing, data warehousing, internet of things (IoT), and in-memory database. Following are some of these reports:

Showcasing the impact of Oracle Database 12c for SaaS Clouds, Oracle Taleo Talent Management Cloud deployed Oracle Multitenant and achieved 25x more efficiency than using a virtual machine based architecture.

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