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.


How Logical Replication Can Help You Migrate Your Oracle Database

Modern businesses are showing a greater reliance on data for a variety of purposes, both for standard day-to-day operations and advanced trend mapping over a long period of time. While data is an unaccountably invaluable asset that forms a cornerstone of business efficiciency, many organisations still ignore the importance of regular database and operating system upgrades. Other business units want to move to a cloud operating environment. 

This whitepaper will go into detail about the specifics of exactly what logical replication is, and how it can be used to help your organization migrate your Oracle database with little or zero downtime. An understanding of this process can help ensure your databases are up-to-date and secure, preventing data loss. Move to a secure cloud environment and avoid the potential fallout of reputation damage, substantial financial setbacks and loss of both customer and employee trust that can occur.


A Hybrid Approach DR for Databases In The Cloud

There often comes a time when technologies reach a synergistic stage and can work well when blended together. Disaster Recovery and cloud are two such technologies. While DR and cloud are very different, there is a convergence on how DBAs and organizations can embrace the cloud and implement an effective DR solution. By combining these two topics, an on-premises production system and a DR solution in the cloud, this allows DBAs to experiment with the cloud and become comfortable with the new world, but still have their production systems on-premises where they feel more comfortable.

The cloud can also be a cost effective solution for DR without buying new hardware. This whitepaper examines what DR in The Cloud means, considers which cloud vendors might be appropriate and highlights how DBAs can move forward with a hybrid solution to drive their company cloud strategy.


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.