Oracle 12c!?

Many people do not know that Oracle versions represent something more than just an incremented number. People have been saying 8i, 9i, 10g, and 11g for years, conditioning their brains to forget even asking what the meaning or thought is behind the *letter* at the end of the version number, just as many people commonly use other technology acronyms so commonly while forgetting their expanded versions, like TCP, AJAX, SOAP, and so on.

So, as Oracle may set to announce new versions and releases of big products in the coming week, we turn our sights to the version 12 release? I have been saying for months that my best guess for this will be 12c, where the “c” stands for Cloud (or maybe Collaboration, though I feel more strongly about the intention being “Cloud”). By the way, the “i” stood for Internet while the “g” stood for Grid.

We’ll keep you posted as we get the official word, but remember where you heard the 12c (for Cloud) prediction.

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