The official launch is at hand. In less then 3 weeks Oracle 11g will be presented at the world during a, probably, great launch event in New York. AMIS entered the beta test program in August 2006. It was the first time we participated in beta testing and I think, we are honored and lucky to share now our thoughts and we were allowed to test the software in advance. So living towards the event, lets share some first impressions I got during those first encounters with the new database software.
When I installed for the first time the beta software, it was like unwrapping a new present. I like presents (who doesnâ€™t). AMIS will do a lot unwrapping, after the 11g launch, but letâ€™s tell you what my first impressions were (based, for now, on the current Windows version, to make it more visual). Be aware, the following is based on a beta release and a lot can still change or repackaged, when officially launched and delivered at your doorstep.
The new and the old
After installation of the Oracle Database Windows software, some small items are immediately noticeable.