ANNOUNCEMENT: 12cR2 documentation is available

The doc docs.oracle.com/database/122 is available. Check new features and stay tuned.

Okay, just 12 for today : HIGH compressed index, case insensitive database with bound collation, partitioned external tables, AL32UTF8 default for new database, listagg overflow, VALIDATE_CONVERSION, approx_percentile, json_exists, flashback pluggable database, the SHARING clause, RAC streched clusters site definition and INACTIVE_ACCOUNT_TIME in profile.

Some I like more than others 🙂

Okay, one more : SQLPLUS HISTORY !

future release dates of 11gR2

HPUX Itanium, Sun Sparc/x86_64, AIX –> october-december 2009
Windows, HPUX Risc –> april-june 2010
Ref: Release Schedule of Current Database Patch Sets

Dates will change, keep an eye on the schedule, and do not base your business on expected dates ! Please be patient 🙂