As a minimum you will require the following elements to run the code featured in this book. Starting with the hardware, you can configure a simple GoldenGate solution on just one personal computer acting as a database server, running Oracle or Redhat Enterprise Linux x86 version 5.2. This can be native Linux or Linux virtual machine hosted on MS Windows XP.
Ideally, another PC is required as a client that supports terminal emulation software for logging onto the database server, plus MS Excel for graphing and analysis of statistics.
The following list provides the minimum hardware specification for each PC: