Oracle has released 11g, the latest version of its relational database, with new features designed to ease administration and testing processes and improve reliability.
The product aims to tackle the fast pace of software development. Oracle senior vice-president Andy Mendelsohn said, "Our customers are facing the challenges of rapid data growth, increased integration, and connectivity IT cost pressures."
Ronan Miles, chairman of the UK Oracle User Group, welcomed the new features, but was concerned that Oracle now allows users to run production applications on the back-up Oracle 11g database, which could affect a company's business continuity strategy.
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