Chapter 11. Best Practices

by Kirk McGowan, Oracle Corporation

Oracle Database 10g RAC enables the Oracle database to run real applications on clusters. By real applications, we mean that RAC supports mainstream business applications of all kinds. This includes popular packaged products such as SAP, PeopleSoft, and Oracle E*Business Suite, as well as in-house developed applications. It includes both OLTP and DSS. It also includes Oracle’s unique ability to effectively support mixed OLTP/DSS environments.

RAC is also a key component in Oracle’s grid strategy. Commodity hardware, such as blade servers, and commodity operating systems, such as Linux (but not limited to Linux), offer the most compelling cost benefits for grids. Grids leverage these ...

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