There are some nice new features in the scheduler in 11gR2. I’ve written about them here:
- Scheduler Enhancements in Oracle Database 11g Release 2
- Remote Scheduler Agent Installation for Oracle 11g Release 2
Remember, there was already a bunch of new stuff added in llgR1, so there’s a lot of whiz-bang stuff if you are moving from 10g.
I do think there are some real security issues with some of this stuff if it is used unwisely though. The remote jobs (external and database) just strike me as a disaster waiting to happen in the wrong hands.