Oracle Database 12c includes exciting new features such as the Oracle Multitenant option, Oracle Active Data Guard Far Sync, information lifecycle management enhancements and new data types just to name a few.
Anyone wishing to take advantage of these and other new features will need to upgrade their existing databases to the latest Oracle Database 12c. Upgrading the database is a task that Database Administrators plan for, ahead of time, with great caution. This is because of the risk involved in upgrading a production system. This risk can be summarized in the following question:
How will the application(s) hosted by the database behave next to the upgrade?
Find out more at https://blogs.oracle.com/imc/entry/partner_webcast_oracle_database_12c