In catching up on blog posts I see that Jonathan Lewis, Christian Antognini and Nuno Souto picked up on the deferred segment creation new feature in Oracle 11gR2. In keeping with the theme, I thought I’d put together the top 10 new features in Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) that I consider significant.

In future posts I’ll dive into some of these in more technical detail but for now I thought I’d throw my list out there to raise awareness of the things I am looking at as a database performance engineer.