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Creating a Highly Available Database Using Oracle: A Managerial Overview

With the increase of reliance on mission critical data driven applications, the need to ensure database connectivity in event of a variety of disaster scenarios is at the forefront of IT contingency planning. There are a number of failure points that can result in a database server becoming either unreachable or unusable. Deciding which database availability configuration involves analyzing business goals and budgetary constraints. Failure to consider database contingency options could result in an organization being unable to recovery from an outage.