We all love Oracle 10g Express Edition (XE), and I'm sure everyone's waiting for the 11g version which incorporates all the feature enhancements and security fixes from the last three years.
However, it now looks like we have to wait "another year or two" for the 11g version of Oracle Express Edition :-(
Seriously, Oracle? No XE 11g before late 2011? That means something like six years between the 10g and the 11g version?
Meanwhile, Microsoft is releasing its free SQL Server Express Edition on the same schedule as the for-pay version.
If Oracle is serious about using Express Edition to gain converts to the Oracle database, it should seriously reconsider this decision to delay XE 11g.
Leave a comment below if you would like to see Oracle Express Edition 11g before 2011!