Oracle 10g: Top Goodies and Gotchas - Page 3

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2004-07-06 Print this article Print

Finally, I wanted to know what the top things are that Oracle still needs to iron out. In Aults view, one shortcoming has to do with the fact that the current streams interface is still in the Java version of the enterprise manager. That means you need to have two sets of EM software if you want to use streams features. That also applies to other features, Ault told me. In addition, some of the EM screens could be more intuitive to navigate. Ault would also be pleased by seeing more tabular results, with reports backing up whats now just nice graphics. As far as RAC (Real Application Clusters) goes, "some of the install is still rather rough," Ault opined, so more work on that would be welcome. But those are smallish quibbles. Again, as eWEEKs Labs analysts reported, of greater import are application compatibility and data-model consistency.
Let me know your thoughts on those issues and what the conditions have to be before your enterprise takes the grid gamble. Write to me at Associate Editor Lisa Vaas has written about enterprise applications since 1997. Check out eWEEK.coms Database Center at