“Earlier this month, Oracle released the much-anticipated
upgrade to its platform database management system, at least for
Linux. But the research arm of the Army Corps of Engineers has had
a head start on Oracle 11g, testing a beta version of the software
for the better part of this year.
“And the agency is finding a lot about Oracle 11g that can be
put to use, said Michael Smith, a physical scientist at the corps’
Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory, who has been testing
the software with various beta programs the facility is developing.
In particular, new capabilities in Web services, developmental
aids, and new sets of geospatial and 3-D-specific data structures
could prove to be valuable. …”