In this interview with Jim Steiner, Oracle’s vice president for product management of server technologies, extensive details are provided about the new spatial functionality included with Oracle Database 12c. Steiner provides information on how multitenancy, the fundamental technology that clouds use to share IT resources cost-efficiently and securely, is extended to a database system. Additional details about new Oracle Spatial features include information on a new raster algebra language, new performance enhancer, 3D and network operations performed inside Oracle Database, and the new release of MapViewer with client-based HTML5 support.
The DigitalGlobe Foundation was established to support university research and the next generation of geospatial technology users through grants of satellite imagery. In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica discusses the mission of the Foundation with its executive director, Mark Brender.