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.
Web Map Solutions' Matt Sheehan suggested last month that the GIS industry is splitting. But apparently he was not sure since he put a question mark at the end of the blog post title. So, is the GIS world splitting?