Optimizing performance with Oracle database replication

Optimizing performance with Oracle database replication

Oct 2, 2014

 

For many modern businesses, IT systems must be running at full capacity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not only this, access to data and applications needs to be fast, reliable and always available.

Utilizing real-time replication solutions, Oracle database users can do all this and more, ensuring maximum performance across several key areas of the organization.

Here are some of the common functions that can be enhanced by investing in Oracle replication software. 

Application reliability

Database replication shares and distributes data processing workloads, spreading the burden across a number of different databases and servers.

As data exists on multiple machines at once, applications will remain available even when a hardware failure strikes a computer within the group.

Synchronize data

Real-time replication software means data is instantly synchronized between organizations, sites and applications with ease.

Up-to-date copies of critical business data can therefore be maintained in various databases at the same time, extending availability and utility. This allows partners, suppliers and employees across numerous locations to have access to the latest data at any time.

Offload reporting

Reporting functions sap a large amount of performance power from a primary database, so businesses can use Oracle replication to create a separate database solely to offload this process.

Having a dedicated reporting platform means transactional and online systems continue to run at full capacity using the original database, while resource-hungry reporting jobs are performed elsewhere.

Database migrations 

Using real-time replication techniques, organizations can streamline database migration activities. Upgrading to a new database is often a significant undertaking, particularly for enterprises with large data volumes. 

Traditionally, a scheduled system outage would be required during a migration, but innovative software allows businesses to carry out these tasks with virtually zero downtime. Instead, the migration is performed incrementally over time, while applications continue to run from the source database.

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