Oracle announced a new version of its main database, i.e. Oracle 12c.

One of the most important features is the concept of pluggable databases.

This allows us to take a normal database, with all its users, objects, grants, etc… and plug it into a larger container database. Such a pluggable database can easily be moved to another container, if needed on another server. This new feature improves efficiency, security and will make upgrades much easier.

Apart from this, about 500 other new features are available in Oracle 12c, but details about them will become clear in the near future.