is HERE!!

After many months of work, Enterprise Manager Cloud Control has finally been released. It’s a pretty big release, both in terms of the number of enhancement requests that have been added as well as the amount of new functionality. Broadly speaking, the main areas of enhancement in this latest release are:

  1. Framework enhancements, such as the Security Console, private roles, credential enhancements, aggregate target privilege, improved plugin deployments, enhanced target down detection, …
  2. Cloud / DBaaS improvements, including a new self-service framework, more comprehensive service types, enhancements to data cloning, extensible chargeback and metering, simplified setup via Rapid Start Kit 2.0, …
  3. Database Lifecycle additions, like out of the box compliance support for STIG and related frameworks, enhanced automation support for patching and upgrade, detection and management of sensitive data using Enterprise Data Governance, …
  4. Middleware changes, such as SOA provisioning and cloning, JVMD as a Service, IdM patch automation, an enhanced Middleware Summary page, improved SOA tracing, …
  5. Database enhancements, including the AWR Warehouse, an enhanced Exadata cell and storage performance home page. In-Memory Column Store support, …

Since it’s such a big area to cover, Kellyn Pot’Vin and I are going to share the workload in blogging about it. As we complete blogs in individual areas, keep coming back to see what we’ve been able to add!

ASH Analytics Installation and the New EM Job Scheduler, 06/03/14
AWR Warehouse for EM12c, Rel 4, 06/04/14 Cloud/DBaaS Features, 06/05/14
AWR Warehouse for EM12c, Rel 4, Part II 06/05/14
Database Lifecycle Management Enhancements 06/05/14
“Cloud Control to Major Tom” from Andrew Bulloch! 06/06/14
Middleware Management Enhancements 06/09/14
Private Roles, 06/13/2014
Configuring Highly Available BI Publisher in Rel. 4, 06/27/2014
Granting Access to BI Publisher in EM, 07/16/2014
AWR Warehouse Webinar, 7/19/14
Patching 101, from Courtney Llamas, 7/17/14
Delivering DBaaS using EM, 7/17/14
Database Consolidation (PDBaaS) in EM – Setup, 7/19/14
Using the Self Service Portal with PDBaaS in EM, 7/23/14
Upgrading Agents with Release 4, from Courtney Llamas, 7/23/14
Schema Consolidation in EM – Setup, 7/24/14

To start out, check out the support resource pages, but keep checking out this page to see our latest blogs on the new features in Release 4!


After 22 years of working at Oracle in just about every role except Marketing and Support, I am now working as a Senior Managed Services Consultant with Data Intensity, specializing in Oracle Database technology, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am also a member of the OakTable Network, and have presented at RMOUG Training Days, Hotsos Symposia, Oracle OpenWorld conferences, and other user group events. I have co-authored the Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Practical Oracle Database Appliance books published by Apress, and am one of the authors of the Building Database Clouds in Oracle Database 12c book published by Addison Wesley.


  1. Hello,

    @ Database enhancements, including the AWR Warehouse
    Would like to find additional information about AWR Warehouse and it is usage.
    I implemented home grown scripts to consolidate AWR data from multiple database across a company in single DB. They are based on Oracle awrextr/awrload scripts.

    Awaiting for further updates on your and Kelly blogs.
    Thank you!

    Best regards,
    Mikhail Velikikh.

    • Mikhail, Kellyn will be writing on that very subject in a future blog and will attempt to address it soon. Thanks for your comment!


  2. Hi Pete,

    I am trying to find documentation related to AWR Warehouse, but i am not able to find that in documentation. Maybe i missed it, would you please point me in the right direction for the documentation. We were ready to install OEM the other day but then we found out is out and we would rather go with that if possible as we are really really interested in AWR Warehouse.

    • Max

      I checked with our documentation guys, and they tell me it will be in the DB12.1.0.2 revision of the DB 2 Day Performance Tuning Guide, which should come out soon. As I mentioned in my reply to Mikhail, Kellyn will be blogging on it soon so stay tuned for that.


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