My very first words on Oracle Database 12c Release 126.96.36.199 can be summed up in a single quotable quote:
This release is hugely important.
I’ve received a lot of email from folks asking me to comment on the freshly released In-Memory Database Option. These words are so overused. This post, however, is about much more than word games. Please read on…
When querying the dba_feature_usage_statistics view the option is known as “In-Memory Column Store.” On the other hand, I’ve read a paper on oracle.com that refers to it as the “In-Memory Option” as per this screen shot: