Oracle Database 11g beta testers are speaking out about the database management system's new Real Application Testing and XML-related features.
At least one 11g beta tester with close ties to Oracle believes that Database 11g will be the most bug-free initial release of an Oracle DBMS in some time.
"In previous releases [like] Oracle 6, Oracle 7 and Oracle 8, there were definitely a lot of early bugs in the releases, so it kind of became a standard thing for Oracle DBAs to say, 'You know what, we're going to wait for the second release,'" said George Trujillo Jr., president and CEO of Trubix Inc. and a board member of the Independent Oracle Users Group. "[But] I will tell you that in all of the releases of Oracle that I've worked with for 20 years, Oracle 10g and Oracle 11g are by far the most stable releases that Oracle has ever come out with."
Trujillo and another Database 11g beta tester, Arup Nanda, the senior director of database engineering and architecture for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, said they're particularly impressed with 11g's Real Application Testing functionality, which includes new features like Database Replay and SQL Performance Optimizer.Read the entire article at SearchOracle.com
This was first published in July 2007