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Oracle® Database 10g Insider Solutions by Richard Stroupe, John Kanagaraj, Arun Kumar R.

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When and Where to Use ASM

Automatic Storage Management is useful in environments with large databases and frequent increases in data volumes. Some examples of constantly increasing data volumes would be credit-card and banking applications, retail environments, cellular and telephone carriers, travel reservations, security applications, and the like, where the data needs to be preserved for a longer time due to regulatory and other business reasons.

ASM provides a centralized storage-management solution for Oracle databases. The deployment of ASM will be a stepping-stone for grid deployment, lower manageability costs, and higher availability of disk resources. It also simplifies migration to new storage hardware, reduces the number of devices ...

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