A database upgrade in Oracle can be difficult for a VAR. In most instances taking the database offline isn't an option that the client is going to want to explore. Oracle database 10g creates an entirely new set of issues for VARs to consider and work out before being able to offer quality support to their customers.
Oracle client concerns
Maintaining and upgrading Oracle databases can be a tricky task. For VARs and systems integrators who manage and maintain an Oracle database for their customers, being current with common pain points can make the support role much easier. These are some of the questions that customers are asking on a regular basis.
Oracle Database 10g new features: 12 new 10g features in a nutshell
Oracle database 10g offers so many new features that it may trouble you to determine which are most significant to an upgrade. This resource breaks down 12 new features to their bare bones components.
'Unlearning' with Database 10g Release 2
Oracle 10g release 2 offers enhanced automated features designed to ease the burden of statistics collection and analysis. But knowing how to put these new features to work in your customer's shop is where the real added value lies. Mark Townsend, Oracle's senior director of database product management, discusses the product.
Advantage of migrating to Oracle database 10g
Here are the best reasons why VARs should advise their customers to upgrade from Oracle 7i to 10g.
approach for upgrading from 8i to 10g
Expert Maria Anderson offers a VAR her advice on the best way to upgrade a client from Oracle 8i to 10g on a Solaris platform.
This was first published in February 2007