So, I decided to pursue Oracle 12c OCP certification. Being a long time OCP it’s much easier for me to maintain the status than getting a new one. I’ve done it 3 times already upgrading from OCP DBA 8i all the way up to 11g. There is an upgrade exam 1Z0-060 available from Oracle and currently it’s in beta which means it’s cheap. Current price is around $50 and it will be available till October 5, 2013. Will see how it goes and if I have enough time to pass it before deadline. I will be posting my thoughts on new features and issues I find in the new version of Oracle’s most popular product.
From the Oracle 12c launch event I visited last week and product overviews around the Web, I would highlight these top 10 features as most exciting and valuable:
- Multitenant Container Database and Pluggable Databases
- Flexible ASM and flexible clusters
- Oracle Data Redaction
- Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization (ILM – Information Lifecycle Management)
- Online Datafile Move
- Privilege Analysis (yeah!)
- Real-Time and Compare Period ADDM
- Top-N queries
- Temporary Undo
- Application Continuity
There are also many other enhancement about Oracle Database 21c we should be excited about. Well, at least I’m excited and will see if I can cover it in next 2 months.