Tag: High Availability

10+ Reasons why AWS RDS is not an option for Oracle Database High Availability

Introduction AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) provides a managed service for several database engines, including Oracle. It offers automation for administration tasks like provisioning, patching, and backup. Hence, it is often compared to Oracle Autonomous Database on Shared Exadata Infrastructure. However, the differences are tremendous, especially (and not only) regarding database high availability. This is…

How to enable Data Plane Events for VM DB Systems on Oracle Cloud

Introduction The Oracle Cloud Events Service enables you to execute actions automatically based on state changes of your cloud resources. For example, a state change could be when the creation of the database is completed. An action could be sending an email notification or executing a function to implement post-creation tasks like creating users. If…

Database Outage? Who cares???

Introduction Have you ever experienced this before? You click on “Book Now” for a trip or a hotel reservation, but get “an unknown error has occurred”, or even no feedback at all? You are ultimately torn between packing your bags and repeating the booking process. To avoid such situations, Application Continuity is there. By the…

High Availability & Disaster Recovery in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Critical applications have the requirement to run 24/7 and tolerate hardware and software failure and even complete data center outages. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with its’ regions, Availability Domains (AD), and Fault Domains (FD) provides the needed building blocks to design and run high availability and disaster recovery architectures for your applications and databases. A region…

Refreshable PDB Switchover in Standard Edition Cloud Service

Oracle Database Standard Edition in the Cloud offers additional features including: All versions: Transparent Data Encryption, which is available only for Enterprise Edition on-prem. 18c onwards: Refreshable PDB Switchover, which is available only for EE on Engineered Systems (Exadata and ODA) on-prem. Additionally, in the Cloud you benefit from Automatic Backups, one-click Restore, one-click CPU up/down Scaling, and Simplified Patching. This…