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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

Introduction to Oracle's Autonomous Database

This chapter is an introduction to Oracle’s Autonomous Database (ADB). It explains the hardware architecture supporting this service. You will learn how it differentiates from traditional database deployments and the reasons to select ADB. We will explore various use cases for ADB along with business benefits in terms of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)/Return on Investment (ROI), compared to traditional deployment.

With this chapter, you will build a solid foundation on ADB, which will be very useful later when you start architecting your application use case.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Learning what an Autonomous Database is
  • Technology building blocks – ADB
  • Classification of ADB based on workload
  • ADB infrastructure deployment choices – shared or dedicated?
  • Understanding why to use an Autonomous Database
  • Reviewing use cases for ADB
  • Understanding the business benefits of using ADB
  • BOM and SKUs for Autonomous Databases

By the end, you should have a clear understanding in terms of which flavor of ADB is good for your use case.