Lots of goodies in 11gR2 GoldenGate.
The big one seems to be “Integrated Capture”, which seems to be a moving of the capture processing closer to the database (did anyone say “Streams” :-))
The benefit of that is that lots of the boutique data types and compression etc, are all now supported by Goldengate.
More details here:
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