This section describes the new features of Data Cartridges.
New data cartridge features include:
MERGE operations are now supported on tables with domain indexes. See Oracle Database Reference for an in-depth explanation of the
System-partitioning of storage tables is introduced in Chapter 8, "Building Domain Indexes", section "Using System Partitioning". This approach replaces the earlier system-managed approach, which will be deprecated in a future release of Oracle Database. Meanwhile, the differences between the system-managed and user-managed approaches is documented in the new Appendix A, "User-Managed Local Domain Indexes".
A related feature, system-managed partitioning of domain indexes and the associated statistics, is discussed fully in the following chapters: