Chapter 13. Implementing Real Application Clusters on Linux

Many customers around the world rely heavily on Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) for high availability, scalability, and system uptime. In the database world, Oracle RAC has no competition in this space. IBM UDB DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server are slowly catching up to Oracle, but Oracle is still the only vendor that truly provides an active/active real-time configuration between multiple nodes. Oracle dominates in the database cluster technologies.

Different DBAs have different schools of thought about implementing RAC. Some believe that just about every application can be converted to RAC. Some believe that RAC poses too many technological challenges and difficulties for their organization ...

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