“Oracle was banging its drum hard today, as it launched version 11g of its eponymous Database product.
The vendor may have spent the last three years hovering up other software vendors, but it managed to squeeze in another 36,000 person months to bring its core database platform up to date.
Oracle claims over 400 new features for its new platform. The grid word pops up a lot in the announcement. Perhaps reflecting the other obsessions of the age, Oracle is also emphasizing features such as Data Guard, which it says will increase return on development for disaster recovery, by allowing customers to use their standby database to improve their production environment.” – Source
Oracle Press Announcement
Oracle 11g Database Homepage