IT Reseller Takeaway: Oracle's newest offering, Database 11g, comes with new innovations that could be potential business opportunities. Typically DBAs are skittish about trying new features. It may be worth your while to study these as soon as possible, so you are ahead of the game and can offer your customers Oracle expertise. This tip excerpted from our sister site SearchOracle.com explains the why organizations are tentative when it comes to Oracle's latest database.
Oracle will introduce a slew of new database innovations when the latest version of its flagship product, Oracle Database 11g, debuts later this month. But it could be quite a while before database administrators (DBAs) start taking full advantage of them.
Most DBAs say their organizations typically postpone the deployment of new Oracle database management systems at least until the second release comes out, to avoid first-release bugs. And when they finally do deploy the systems, DBAs say it often takes a bit longer for them to get accustomed to -- and start seeing the full benefits of -- new database features and functionality.
"You can turn on a new feature, but even if you take the new-features course or upgrade your certification, some of the best parts of that feature may not become obvious until you're really, really familiar with it and you really get some use out of it," said Brian Fedorko, a senior DBA with Viper Engineering, a firm that does contract work for Lockheed Martin.
Sometimes DBAs are reluctant to turn on new database features out of the box for fear they might break something. Other times, they turn something on, decide they don't like it and turn it back off again.
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