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Oracle 11g almost bug-free

Beta-testers lauded Oracle 11g as the least bug ridden Oracle DBMS release in a long time.

IT Reseller Takeaway: Oracle's recent release of Oracle 11g is the database's first update in four years. It should become commercially available for the Linux platform sometime in August and other platforms are soon to follow. While assessing whether an Oracle DBMS update is the best choice for your customers, it's hopeful to hear that beta-testers have give database 11g the thumbs-up as a bug-free release. This tip excerpted from gives us the story.

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.

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"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.

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