Welcome to Oracle Database 10g and the Grid


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Welcome to Oracle Database 10g New Features! This chapter is the place to start in your effort to learn all about Oracle Database 10g. In this chapter, we will first look at the ''Grid" and see what it is all about. Then we move on to explain how to upgrade to Oracle Database 10g. The following are the specific topics that are covered:

image The "Grid"

image Upgrading to Oracle Database 10g

image The SYSAUX tablespace

image Automatic Storage Management (ASM)

Welcome to Oracle Database 10g and the "Grid"

Oracle Database 10g. If you are wondering what that g is all about, it stands for this rather murky concept of the "Grid." As I was writing this book, I asked some fellow DBAs what they thought the Grid was. There were those who had some idea, and those who were not so sure. In fact, I did a search in the Oracle Beta documentation set, and found little or no reference to the Grid. I did determine that the final release will contain a book that provides concept, configuration, and administration guidance for the Grid, however.

A new concept and little documentation—what is a DBA to do? Never fear, Oracle Database 10g New Features is here! So, what is the Grid? The Grid is all about the synergies that can be achieved by aligning the Oracle technologies with the capabilities of existing and future hardware. As Larry Ellison put it, the Grid is "...capacity on demand made up of low-cost parts." The Grid enables you to do the following:

image Leverage components made available to the Grid Through Oracle Real Application Clusters, Automatic Storage Management (ASM), and Ultra- Large Data Files (all of which are discussed in this book), Oracle allows you to take advantage of your hardware investment in a much more efficient manner.

image Load-balance across the enterprise Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Streams, and Oracle distributed database technologies support this concept.


Oracle Database 10g New Features
Oracle Database 10g New Features (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)
ISBN: 0072229470
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 80

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