Oracle9i New Features for Oracle8i DBAs

by Roger Schrag
Database Specialists, Inc.

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Introduction

This paper offers a brief overview of the new features in the Oracle9i database of most interest to database administrators. It is written for DBAs experienced with Oracle8i who are looking for a quick-read roadmap to what has changed and what is new in Oracle9i. For each item we'll just look at a few of the highlights so that we can keep this paper short. This should be enough to whet your appetite and give you an idea of which features and areas you want to learn more about.

In the first section we'll cover some of the fundamental changes in the Oracle9i database that a DBA with Oracle8i experience really needs to know about before working with Oracle9i. In the second section we'll look at many of the new features Oracle9i has to offer. The third section is a brief list of Oracle documentation that talks about Oracle9i changes and new features in greater detail.

The Oracle9i database has an amazing amount of new functionality. There are literally hundreds of new features--too many to list in a paper that claims to be a quick-read. In order to deliver the most value in the shortest amount of time, I've tried to keep this paper short, limiting coverage to the most significant changes and new features.

Changes In Oracle9i To Be Aware Of

Oracle9i New Features In A Nutshell

Helpful References

About The Author

Roger Schrag has been an Oracle DBA and application architect for over twelve years. He started out at Oracle Corporation on the Oracle Financials development team and moved into the roles of production DBA and database architect at various companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Roger is a frequent speaker at Oracle OpenWorld and the IOUG Live! conferences. He is also vice-president of the Northern California Oracle Users Group. In 1995, Roger founded Database Specialists, Inc.

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