Data Driver

Blog archive

RAT Costs Extra

In my premier entry, I pointed out that Oracle launched its next generation database. Now the Oracle’s 11g database is in fact shipping, and as mentioned just for Linux-based servers for now. While Oracle remains mum on the Windows release, it is in beta and company officials have indicated they are aiming for release before year-end. But the Linux-based release did provide some insights for those who will ultimately deploy Oracle 11g on Windows. Some of best new features cost extra. For example Advanced Compression and Real Application Testing, or RAT, each cost $10,000 per processor or $200 per named user. Oracle Total Recall and Active Data Guard also cost extra. As reported, the Windows release is targeted for year end.

If you are beta testing the new version of Oracle 11g for Windows, please drop me a line and share your observations with us. I’m especially interested in those using Oracle’s new SQL Developer tool integrated with Visual Studio tools. I also want to hear from you if your organization is also testing SQL Server 2008, code-named Katmai. Even if you are only testing the latter, please let me know at [email protected]. I will be sharing some more observations in the future.

Posted on 08/22/2007 at 1:15 PM

comments powered by Disqus


  • Java on Visual Studio Code Going Cloud Native

    Cloud-native development figures prominently in a new roadmap published by Microsoft's Java on Visual Studio Code dev team.

  • Speed Lines Graphic

    Quantum-Inspired Annealing Using C# or Python

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research explains a new idea that slightly modifies standard simulated annealing by borrowing ideas from quantum mechanics.

  • Visual Studio 2022 v17.1 Preview 3 Improves Web Tools

    Microsoft quietly shipped Visual Studio 2022 v17.1 Preview 3 with enhancements to web tools.

  • Progress Telerik Adds 20-Plus Components for Blazor, .NET MAUI and WinUI

    The R1 2022 release of Progress Telerik development tooling adds more than 20 new components to the Blazor, .NET MAUI and WinUI offerings.

Upcoming Events