Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), the latest generation of the world’s most popular database, is now available in the cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and on-premises. It provides businesses of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable and reliable database technology in a cost effective and flexible hybrid cloud environment. 12.2 can seamlessly scale from entry-level to the largest database workloads, enabling customers to take advantage of proven enterprise class capabilities to run database development, small to mid-sized business applications, and departmental and large mission-critical applications in the Cloud and/or on-premises.
The Information Technology (IT) industry continues to introduce innovations that promise faster access to enterprise information, deliver more insightful analysis, and take advantage of the agility and flexibility of the Cloud. Data is the lifeblood of every business, and to help customers transform the access and value of enterprise data, 12.2 introduces new and enhanced functionality, particularly in these three areas:
- From Disk-Based to In-Memory Databases for high performance real-time analytics
- From Data Warehouse to Big Data for insightful analysis of transactional and other data sources
- From On-Premises to Database Optimized Cloud for greater agility, elasticity and lower IT costs
With well over 40% market share, Oracle is by far the world’s #1 database of choice for managing enterprise data. State-of-the-art database technology innovations such as Real Application Clusters, Active Data Guard and Database In-Memory, introduced over successive generations of Oracle Database, have helped over 300,000 customers deliver the best performance, reliability and security for their online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehouse applications. Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1), released in June 2013, with its innovative multitenant architecture, has proven to be the most widely adopted first release in recent memory. 12.2 continues to deliver on Oracle’s longstanding strategy of delivering state-of-the art innovations while preserving customers’ investments in existing applications.
This white paper discusses how 12.2 can help customers transform data management, without having to implement major changes to their business applications.