Oracle 9i new featuresANSI ISO SQL Support InOracle9i- Check out the new SQL enhancements to bring Oracle in line with theANSI/ISO SQL: 1999 standards.Automatic Segment Free Space Management - Reduce segment header contention and wasted spacewithin blocks by switching from using FreeLists to Automatic Segment Free Space Management.Automatic Undo Management - Replace you existing rollback segments with self-tuning undo segments.Bitmap Join Indexes - Increase the performance and reduce the size of your data warehouse.Character Semantics And Globalization - Prevent storage problems associated with mutlibyte charactersets by using character semantics when defining table columns.Data Guard - Oracle9i Data Guard is the new name for Oracle8i Standby Database incorporating a largenumber of new features. This article discusses those relevant to theOracle9i Database:New FeaturesFor Administrators OCP exam.Export And Import Enhancements In Oracle9i - See what new functionality has been incorporated intothe Export and Import utilities in Oracle9i.Flashback Query - Get a consistent view of the your data at a previous point in time.High Availability Enhancements in Oracle9i - Reduce downtime for users by using the new highavailability features of Oracle9i.Index Organized Table (IOT) Enhancements in Oracle9i - Better support for secondary indexes andimproved online maintenance make IOTs nearly as flexible as heap tables.Index Skip Scanning - See how Oracle9i uses composite indexes even when the leading edge is notreferenced.LOB Enhancements In Oracle9i - Kickstart the conversion from LONG and RAW columns to CLOB andBLOB columns.LogMiner Enhancements In Oracle9i - A summary of the new features introduced in Oracle9i.Memory Management In Oracle9i - See how easy memory management has become in Oracle9i.Metadata API - Extract DDL or XML definitions of all database objects using this simple API.Multiple Block Sizes - Improve efficiency by having multiple block sizes that relate more closely to the
operations that are being performed.Oracle Managed Files - Let Oracle manage operating system level file placement, naming and cleanup.Partitioning Enhancements In Oracle9i - Check out the additions and enhancements to partitioning inOracle9i.Performance Enhancements In Oracle9i - Read about some of the new performance features in Oracle9i.Persistent Initialization Parameters - Make database parameter changes persist between shutdowns.Real Application Clusters- A brief introduction to the Oracle9i replacement for Oracle Parallel Server.Recovery Enhancements In Oracle9i - Reduce unplanned downtime by using the new crash, instance andmedia recovery features of Oracle9i.Recovery Manager (RMAN) Enhancements In Oracle9i - Use the latest RMAN features which makebackup and recovery quicker and more reliable.Resource Manager Enhancements In Oracle9i - Manage system resources more precisely using theResource Manager enhancements in Oracle9i.Resumable Space Allocation - Make long running operations suspend rather than abort if theyencounter space errors.Scalable Session Management - Learn about the new session management features in Oracle9i.Security Enhancements In Oracle9i - A run through the new security features available in Oracle9i,focusing on those relevant for the Oracle9i Database: New Features For Administrators OCP exam.SQL New Features In Oracle9i - Check out the new SQL features with emphasis on those relevant for theOracle9i Database: New Features For Administrators OCP exam.Workspace Management In Oracle9i - Allow multiple transactionally consistent environments to existwithin one database.Oracle9i Database Release 2: New FeaturesAssociative Arrays - Oracle9i Release 2 allows you to index-by string values using this renamedcollection.
Bulk Binds and Record Processing in Oracle9i Release 2 - Take advantage of bulk binds for performanceimprovements whilst using record structures.DBNEWID Utility - Change the internal DBID and the database name using this new utility withoutrebuilding your controlfile.DBMS_XPLAN - Easily format the output of an explain plan with this replacement for the utlxpls.sqlscript.Export BLOB Contents Using UTL_FILE - Use the new UTL_FILE functionality to write binary data to files.FTP From PL/SQL - A description of two methods for triggering FTP jobs directly from PL/SQL.InterMedia - Import-Export Of Images - Use Oracle interMedia to store and retrieve images withoutusing Java stored procedures.Renaming Columns And Constraints - Oracle9i Release 2 now allows the renaming of columns andconstraints. Check out the syntax here.SQL/XML - Oracle9i Release 2 includes functionality to support the emerging SQL/XML standard tosimplify XML generation from SQL queries.STATISTICS_LEVEL - Let Oracle9i Release 2 control the collection of statistics and advisories with a singleparameter.Streams - Based on Advanced Queuing and LogMinor, Oracle Streams form a distributed messagingtechnology that can be used for a variety of tasks including messaging, replication and ETL processes.UTL_FILE Enhancements - Oracle9i Release 2 includes some long overdue enhancements including basicfile handling and support for NCHAR and RAW data.UTL_FILE - Random Access of Files - Use the UTL_FILE package for random access of files from PL/SQL.XML DB - Store and retrieve XML documents from the Oracle XML DB repository using HTTP, FTP andWebDAV in seconds.XMLSEQUENCE - Use this operator to split multi-value results from XMLTYPE queries into multiple rows.Oracle 10g new features1.Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM) inOracle Database10g - This article describes severalmethods for producing reports from the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM) in Oracle 10g.