This book introduces you to Oracle best practices for deploying a highly available database environment, and provides best practices for configuring the Oracle MAA reference architectures.
Part 1 provides an overview of high availability and helps you to determine your high availability requirements. It describes the Oracle Database products and features that are designed to support high availability and describes the primary database architectures that can help your business achieve high availability.
Part 2 describes the best practices for configuring a highly available Oracle database, using features provided with Oracle Database, which lets you achieve MAA Bronze reference architecture service levels
Part 3 describes the best practices for configuring a highly available Oracle database using Oracle Data Guard for replication and data protection, which lets you achieve MAA Gold reference architecture service levels.
This preface contains these topics:
This book is intended for chief technology officers, information technology architects, database administrators, system administrators, network administrators, and application administrators who perform the following tasks:
Plan data centers
Implement data center policies
Maintain high availability systems
Plan and build high availability solutions
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Knowledge of Oracle Database, Oracle RAC, and Data Guard concepts and terminology is required to understand the configuration and implementation details described in this book. For more information, see the Oracle Database documentation set. These books may be of particular interest:
Many books in the documentation set use the sample schemas of the seed database, which is installed by default when you install Oracle Database. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information about using these schemas.
Also, you can download the Oracle MAA best practice white papers at http://www.oracle.com/goto/maa.
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