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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to Oracle's Autonomous Databases, introduces the basics of the ADB model. It talks about the building blocks of ADB, its hardware details, and the best practices. This chapter also emphasizes the role of ADB in real-time environments. It also discusses a few real-time use cases to demonstrate how businesses can benefit from adopting ADB. Overall, it’s a very good chapter to kick off the autonomous journey.

Chapter 2, Autonomous Database Deployment Options in OCI, explains all the available options to provision ADB in OCI, including the free tier. It discusses in detail the dedicated and shared environments and their differences. Also, it provides an overview of important OCI attributes, such as IAM, networking, and security, related to ADB.

Chapter 3, Migration to Autonomous Database, helps simplify your journey of migrating to ADB in OCI. It discusses the most recommended methods to ease your migration to ADB. Different deployment options are available with ADB, but in this chapter, we focus on how you can entirely automate the migration of your Oracle databases, which may be on-premises or in a non-Oracle cloud, into ADB in shared infrastructure in the OCI public cloud. The steps remain almost the same for migration to ADB in a dedicated infrastructure or a dedicated region.

Chapter 4, ADB Disaster Protection with Autonomous Data Guard, details how you can ensure the extreme availability of ADB. In this chapter, you will understand how even disaster recovery can be fully automated and managed in an autonomous environment by just enabling Autonomous Data Guard. You will learn how to enable a local or remote standby and about the database peer states, the different operations, and the associated RPO/RTO during a failover operation.

Chapter 5, Backup and Restore with Autonomous Database in OCI, explains all the available database backup and restore options in ADB. This chapter illustrates how database backups are done manually in ADB. Also, it discusses the data replication within ADB through database links.

Chapter 6, Managing Autonomous Databases, discusses all the aspects of managing ADB. As most of the tasks are automated in ADB, this chapter gets more weightage. This chapter explains how we can effectively manage ADB through best practices and other given provisions. It also enlightens us about the tools available exclusively for ADB and its importance in database management. The topics explained in this chapter will be helpful to handle day-to-day database operations.

Chapter 7, Security Features in Autonomous Database, describes the important concepts related to database security. This chapter explains how ADB ensures security. It describes all the database security tools bundled with ADB and also clarifies the role of the user in ensuring database security.