Overview of New Features

Welcome to the first chapter of this book, which includes a quick overview of Oracle Database 10g's new features and underlying architecture. This is the first relational database ever made to automate the traditional database administrative functions, support enterprise grid computing, and reduce the cost of owning a truly scalable and high-availability database.

Oracle Database 10g has a long list of impressive architecture enhancements over its previous versions. Oracle has made this database very sophisticated and powerful, and has automated many of the traditional and mundane administrative functions. Oracle has tried to automate as much database functionality as possible and made it more scalable. Several changes ...

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