Monday, July 11, 2005

Oracle Database 10g Release 2 delivers increased grid computing capabilities

Oracle today announced the general availability of Oracle® Database 10g Release 2, which delivers a more robust implementation of the Oracle Database 10g Release 1 feature set. The new release adds compelling improvements in performance, availability, manageability and security to assist customers and partners in achieving a higher quality of service, while reducing the cost and complexity of information management. Oracle Database 10g is the only database designed for grid computing.

Oracle Database 10g Release 2 features new capabilities that deliver improved performance and availability, including:

* New sorting techniques greatly enhance the performance of all sorting
operations, such as queries and index creation, and eliminate the need
for costly pre-load sort operations and related third-party software;
* Oracle Data Guard's new automated capabilities enable failover to a
standby database in seconds following a disaster, even in unattended

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