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.
Itís holiday time and that means itís time for Santa Trackers from the likes of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google. At one time a small footnote to the season, this yearís trackers host games, fighter jets and somewhere in there, a bit of education for children and adults. What can the Santa Trackers teach us?