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If your company is an Oracle shop, you probably have seen vast changes in the software. Going back to 2004, the traditional DBA tasks included manually applying patches, fine-tuning queries, and stored procedures and replicating changes across many environments. Not all of the innovations you’ll see in 2020 are brand new. The company has been revamping its look and functionality for over a decade.
Now, all Oracle access comes via Internet Appliances, based on access architecture similar to the 1970s when dumb terminals displayed data from central mainframes, where all the brainwork happened. Of course, high-speed networks transmit data with lightning speed from a master location to your monitor. Spreadsheets, word processing, and databases are increasingly accessed via virtual space.
Thanks to the reliability of cloud computing, more and more companies are deciding to forego their servers and on-premise data management. This disruptive model can save your company millions of dollars over time. Vendors can instantly transmit patches and upgrades with zero downtime. Also, it eliminates software piracy as updates are made real-time without impacting virtual users.
Depending on how old your Oracle ecosystem is, you may be using different versions of SQL. Starting with SQL-09, the query language became greatly simplified from previous versions. The familiar FROM and GROUP BY clauses became a thing of the past and SQL-09 added features to support artificial intelligence and natural language programming when pulling data from Oracle databases.
Oracle’s cost-based SQL optimizer (CBO) is an ingenious tool that evaluates the efficiency of every query. The CBO is one of the most sophisticated software components ever created. After it evaluates the SQL statement, it generates the best possible execution plan.
You will also find that all Oracle modules can be accessed on the Web. A single copy of the software’s executable is directly accessed from Oracle’s data center in Redwood Shores. This ensures one source when it comes to the official copies of hundreds of programs.
Solid-State Oracle Database
Oracle introduced disk-less databases in 2015 with its 16ss release. With the innovation of solid-state architecture, SGA RAM disappeared. A new scheme emerged that managed locks and latches within data blocks. This made it possible to access all data in nanoseconds, without caching it first. In fact, 16ss could process a million transactions per second; it was the first commercial database to do so.
Oracle 17-3d added a temporal dimension. This lets the company resurrect the flashback function, which lets users view Oracle databases as dynamic objects. Changes to a database are available in real-time.
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