This blog post was originally posted by Pure Storage: https://blog.purestorage.com/cat-for-oracle-release-update-rac-vvols-and-more/
CAT for Oracle version 3.0 has been officially released, and it’s delivering a host of features that customers using previous versions have been requesting. The most eye-opening of which is support for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) databases! That’s right, with CAT for Oracle, you can now clone both single-instance and cluster databases in an automated, repeatable manner. Want to do nightly refreshes of your 40 TB production database to test environments? Setup CAT for Oracle and get that refresh done in seconds using the power of Pure Storage snapshots!
This blog is originally posted by PureStorage: https://blog.purestorage.com/rapid-copy-clone-automation-for-oracle/
03.07.2018 by Rob Ludeman @purerludeman
Data drives revenue. Enterprises are keenly aware of the growing need to process massive volumes of data in order to innovate and meet the needs of customers in real-time. For businesses that rely on Oracle, it is imperative to manage that data with high performance and uptime.
Wikipedia defines Database-as-a-service (DBaaS):
"With a database as a service model, application owners do not have to install and maintain the database themselves. Instead, the database service provider takes responsibility for installing and maintaining the database, and application owners are charged according to their usage of the service. For example, Amazon Web Services provides three database as a service offerings as part of its cloud portfolio: SimpleDB, a NoSQL key-value store; Amazon RDS, a relational database service that includes support for MySQL, Oracle, and more; and DynamoDB. Microsoft offers its SQL Database service on its Azure cloud service platform. Cloud computing platform Rackspace offers database as a service for MySQL and MongoDB. Database as a service providers are not limited to cloud computing platforms. For example, MongoDB as a service provider mLab allows their customers to host their databases on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Database vendors have also launched their own services under this model. Oracle provides its own database as a service, allowing users to access Oracle Database 11g and 12c as cloud services."
Last month, VMware ran its third iteration of the Oracle Experts Event in Palo Alto, CA. This exclusive, invite-only event sponsored by VMware brings top Oracle experts in from around the world to learn about the latest and greatest around virtualization technologies. I was lucky enough to be invited as a participant to the first event and have attended the rest as an alumni (while being put to work to help with the hands-on labs).