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Oracle Autonomous Database in Enterprise Architecture

By : Bal Mukund Sharma, Krishnakumar KM, Rashmi Panda
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Oracle Autonomous Database in Enterprise Architecture

By: Bal Mukund Sharma, Krishnakumar KM, Rashmi Panda

Overview of this book

Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) is built on the world’s fastest Oracle Database Platform, Exadata, and is delivered on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), customer data center (ExaCC), and Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud. This book is a fast-paced, hands-on introduction to the most important aspects of OCI Autonomous Databases. You'll get to grips with concepts needed for designing disaster recovery using standby database deployment for Autonomous Databases. As you progress, you'll understand how you can take advantage of automatic backup and restore. The concluding chapters will cover topics such as the security aspects of databases to help you learn about managing Autonomous Databases, along with exploring the features of Autonomous Database security such as Data Safe and customer-managed keys for Vaults. By the end of this Oracle book, you’ll be able to build and deploy an Autonomous Database in OCI, migrate databases to ADB, comfortably set up additional high-availability features such as Autonomous Data Guard, and understand end-to-end operations with ADBs.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Part 1 – Understanding Autonomous Database in OCI
Part 2 – Migration and High Availability with Autonomous Database
Part 3 – Security and Compliance with Autonomous Database

Data Safe

Data Safe is a tool provided by OCI for analyzing the database to ensure its security. With data breaches growing every day, along with an evolving set of data protection and privacy regulations, protecting business sensitivity and regulated data became mission-critical. The Data Safe tool analyzes databases, whether on-premises or cloud databases (Database Cloud Service or Autonomous Database or databases on a bare metal server, compute, or Cloud@Customer), in terms of their configuration, operation, and implementation and then recommends changes and controls to mitigate any risks.

Data Safe identifies configuration settings that may increase risk exposure and also identifies sensitive user accounts, their entitlements, and security policies. An autonomous database also can be analyzed by Data Safe.

First, the database needs to be registered with Data Safe. To register the databases, they should be accessible to OCI. This applies whether it is on-premises or on the...