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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

Overview and associated terminologies

To begin with, Oracle Autonomous Database has all the essential properties that significantly waive much of the data management overhead while being a cost-effective database solution. Needless to say, this is a highly available (HA) database solution in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with an SLA of 99.95% for a shared infrastructure and an SLO of 99.95% for Autonomous Database for a dedicated infrastructure or Exadata Cloud at Customer (C@C). Thus, this makes it an ideal platform for our mission-critical application, as applications can run uninterrupted irrespective of whether there is any database maintenance activity or there is any fault in any component of the underlying infrastructure for the reasons discussed earlier.

Now, the next question that comes to mind is “Although my current Autonomous Database is HA and protected from any kind of failures, is it 100% protected?” This leads us to perform the same level of risk...