Advanced data security, extreme efficiency and the industry’s leading performance make Oracle systems the best infrastructure choice for running Oracle Database. Oracle’s new microprocessors deliver breakthrough value through Software in Silicon technology and represent a key milestone in Oracle’s strategy of deep integration between software and hardware products. The Oracle Optimized Solution for Secure Oracle Database provides a pre-tested, proven architecture and solution to realize the full benefits of these new capabilities. Oracle Database is the first database designed for enterprise grid computing, the most flexible and cost effective way to manage information and applications. Enterprise grid computing creates large pools of industry-standard, modular storage and servers. With this architecture, each new system can be rapidly provisioned from the pool of components. There is no need for peak workloads, because capacity can be easily added or reallocated from the resource pools as needed.
Oracle Database offers an integrated suite of high availability solutions that increase availability and eliminate or minimize both planned and unplanned downtime. These solutions help enterprises maintain business continuity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, the Oracle high availability solutions go beyond reducing downtime by providing solutions to increase system utilization on the primary and secondary systems and to help improve overall performance, scalability, and manageability.
Oracle provides fast and predictable recovery from system faults and database failures. The Fast-Start Fault Recovery technology included in Oracle Database automatically bounds database recovery time at startup by using self-tuned checkpoint processing. This makes recovery time fast and predictable, and improves the ability to meet service-level objectives. The Oracle Fast-Start Fault Recovery feature can reduce recovery time on a heavily laden database from tens of minutes to a few seconds.