Dbvisit White Papers

We are passionate about Oracle database technology and we are leading experts in our field. We even have Oracle Certified Masters on our team. Many of us have also been DBAs and understand that there can be complex technical concepts and processes to be discussed when considering physical and logical replication. And of course, our team always love to share their knowledge about Oracle replication! So please feel free to download and read our white papers, and contact us should you have any further questions.


Why Not Oracle Standard Edition

This whitepaper discusses some of the options available with Oracle Standard Edition. Oracle Database Standard Edition is sometimes the neglected smaller brother of Enterprise Edition. Most will focus on the new features available in the Enterprise Edition stack, but what about Standard Edition? People seem to forget that it is still the same core database. It can provide you with highly available solutions as wellas help you establish a robust Disaster Recovery (DR) environment. It is even possible to use Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) with Standard Edition, and when combined with a standby database, you can implement a powerful solution that will suit most environments. To top this all off, you gain the added advantage of lower licensing cost. Whether you are a small business or enterprise, Standard Edition may well suit your needs and as the cost saving can be substantial it is worth consideration.


Disaster Recovery Solutions for Oracle Database Standard Edition RAC

This whitepaper examines the architecture of Oracle RAC and what it provides in terms of high availability and scalability. It then looks at the requirement for DR, the options for delivering disaster recovery with Oracle SE, and reviews the return on investment of various approaches. It discusses Dbvisit Standby as an example of a cost effective and proven fully featured product that delivers DR for any Oracle SE database, including RAC.


Cost Effective Delivery of Offload Reporting Databases

Businesses today are more dependent than ever on real-time access to critical information produced by their online systems, and reporting is a necessary and expected business ‘utility’. However, report processing and generation is a hardware intensive activity that can dramatically affect the performance of online transactional databases - and simply pointing a report writer at one of these systems can be a recipe for disaster.

One way to balance these seemingly conflicting demands is to deploy a separate version of the production database that is used specifically to create reports. This whitepaper will examine this approach, which aims to reduce contention of the online systems for computing resources, and offers additional benefits such as specific tuning and structural configuration of the reporting database to speed up report generation.