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

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Summary

This chapter defined what grid computing is by comparing it to another very familiar grid. It then outlined what Oracle provides by way of grid-enabling computing resources, and finally how Oracle Database 10g Grid Control lays the framework for such a grid. Although the computing industry has quite a way to go before grid computing becomes an everyday affair, it is clear from this chapter that Oracle Database 10g is indeed poised to make that leap.

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