You've reached the end of this chapter. This chapter provided the foundation for the rest of this book. We covered the definition, general properties, and history of Oracle Data Guard.
It's very important to know the capabilities and general properties of similar products when implementing an IT solution. We have now gained an understanding of what Data Guard and the other main Oracle database replication products offer to its users. We're able to make decisions for the implementation of our replication requirements.
The next chapter will explain the configuration process of a physical standby database in detail.