After having to fish for the availability (and history) of some Exadata features more than one I have decided put them together in somewhat shortened and high level format.
This publication is intended to track new features that are coming with every new Exadata software and hardware release and to keep their timeline in one easy to read, hopefully, article.
For the most part bug fixes and smaller enhancement coming with the lowest patch level won't be covered here.
For example, new features coming with Exadata storage software 184.108.40.206.0 will be covered in this article but not the bug fixes delivered with Exadata storage software patch 220.127.116.11.3.
You see the logic, right? With all that being said lets get started:
The following features were added as new for Oracle Exadata Database Machine 12c Release 1 (18.104.22.168.0) <== This is the current / latest release as of Nov 07, 2016
The following features were added as new for Oracle Exadata Database Machine 12c Release 1 (22.214.171.124.0)