And off you go AMIS started 11gR1 Beta 1 testing


AMIS has been proven worthy to test the upcoming release of the 11gR1 database. After entering a lot of data in questionnaires and filling in project plans, AMIS got the approval to enter the test program. Last night I had my first 11gR1 (standard demo install) database installed on RedHat ES 3 and I must say; It went like a breeze.


All in all – a good start.

A lot off work will follow, but supported with a great amount of enthusiasm and enthusiastic colleagues, we will do fine. 

If you want to join the Oracle beta program then fill in the application on:

During testing I will be pin pointing on XMLDB features so keep an eye on our technology blog. Keep you posted (if possible with the bounderies set in the Oracle beta test confidential disclosure agreement).

Project Lead for the AMIS 11gR1 Beta 1 test,

Marco Gralike


About Author

Marco Gralike, working for AMIS Services BV as a Principal Oracle Database Consultant in the Netherlands, has experience as a DBA since 1994 (Oracle 6). Marco is also eager and skillful in other fields, like Operating System Administration and Application Servers, mainly to find working, performing solutions. Marco has been specializing in Oracle XMLDB, since 2003, focusing on his old love, database administration and performance. He is an Oracle XMLDB enthusiast ever since. He is also a dedicated contributor of the Oracle User Group community, helping people with their steep XMLDB learning curve. To this purpose, Marco also devoted his personal blog site to XMLDB and other Oracle issues. Marco is a member of the OakTable network and an Oracle ACE Director (specialization Oracle XMLDB).


  1. Probably will be 11g, remember 8.2 was changed to 9i after the final beta when Marketing won over development on the name.

  2. Marco Gralike on

    @Karl: Ehhh, sorry the info is not public available (CDA). So join the Beta program 😉

    @Dimitri: He, Dimitri how’s belgium doing (we nearly won from Luxemburg: 1-0). Automatic, yeah, lots of them. And it will be 11g (universal has already been used by a competitor in the market years ago – informix).

  3. Marco Gralike on

    The XML DB team has done a lot of good work and is 2 pages (A4) ahead regarding “new features” comparing it with (PL/)SQL.

    Fun? Be assured, my wife wil not be happy 🙂

    As long as stuff is bounded by the CDA, you will have to wait…

  4. Nice! There’s no way I could come up with the time right now but it sounds like you’re going to have a lot of fun.

    I’d be happy just beta testing the 11g documentation. 😉

    I will be avidly watching for updates!