Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Database 11g on the Microsoft Windows platform.  Oracle Database 11g on Windows helps organisations of all sizes tackle the demands of rapid data growth, changing environments, and the need to deliver higher quality of services while reducing and controlling IT costs. 

“Oracle is committed to providing choice, and we continue to deliver on that promise with the release of Oracle Database 11g on Windows,” says Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Database Server Technologies, Oracle.  “Optimised for Windows, Oracle Database 11g helps growing businesses address their increasing data management demands with unrivaled price/performance and scalability.”
Oracle Database 11g is optimised for Windows platforms and services. Administrators can take advantage of new Windows-specific features including database backup and recovery using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service as well as enhancements in Active Directory and Kerberos integration.  New features in Oracle Database 11g and enhanced integration with Windows offer a fast, reliable and secure foundation for mission-critical applications.  Oracle’s recent world record for price/performance with the TPC-C benchmark running Oracle Database 11g on Windows1 demonstrates Oracle Database’s ability to cost-effectively
meet the needs of businesses of all sizes without compromising performance.
As a Premier partner in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program, Oracle offers tight integration between Oracle Database and Microsoft Visual Studio.  With the release of Oracle Database 11g on Windows, .NET developers will experience even faster performance and improved developer productivity.  The new Oracle client result cache can significantly improve performance of repetitive queries. Oracle SecureFiles provides breakthrough performance for storage and retrieval of unstructured data such as documents, XML, images, and video. New indexing and storage methods for XML provide up to 15 times improved performance.