Oracle 11g is the latest version of the Oracle database. The common theme for this release is “Growing the Grid” (focus on Fusion Middleware, RAC and ASM). Oracle Corporation started beta testing Oracle 11g in September 2006 and announced the new release on 11 July 2007 in New York City (Equitable Auditorium, 787 Seventh Avenue, NY-10019). The first release of Oracle 11g (Oracle 11g Release 1) was released for Linux on 9 August 2007. The Windows port was released on 23 October. Unix versions (Solaris, AIX and HP-UX) were released on 12 November.