Date Added: Jul 2008
The key value propositions of Oracle Database 11g and the faster and smooth upgrade process make it compelling for businesses to consider upgrading older Oracle databases. Upgrading provides businesses with access to new functionality and ensures that an Oracle database is fully supported by Oracle. There has to be compelling business reasons to consider upgrading a database. Return on Investment (ROI) is the major criteria. However, determining the costs and benefits of upgrading is difficult because they are both tangible and intangible. Tangible costs such as hardware and licensing must be compared with intangible costs such as lower support costs and more productivity for developers and database administrators.