In this chapter, we have discussed many issues and demands surrounding large databases—performance, maintenance efforts, and so on. We have also discussed the solutions offered by Oracle Database 10g. Now we will have a high-level look at Oracle Database 10g’s grid-computing capabilities.
Oracle Database 10g’s grid computing applies to both database and application layers. We will just be scratching the surface of grid computing and focusing on the database components.
The theory behind grid computing is that all parts of the grid (databases, applications, servers, disks, and ...