Re: High Availability Options
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 12:21:28 -0700 (PDT)
On May 28, 2:20 pm, Pat <pat.ca..._at_service-now.com> wrote:
> So, I've been asked to propose a HA solution for an Oracle database.
> My original proposal was:
> Production RAC cluster in data center A
> DR Database (no cluster) in data center B
> I originally proposed Oracle Enterprise at both sites with dataguard
> being used to keep DR in synch with the prod cluster.
> Naturally, that particular configuration added up to some serious
> money (I don't recall the details, but I think we had 20+ LU's worth
> of Oracle Enterprise at $40k a pop). Probably not surprisingly, the
> customer came back and said "dear lord, can't you give us an HA
> architecture for less money?"
> Which brings me here. Are there any other best practises or
> recommended approaches for a High Availability Oracle configuration
> that don't rely on dataguard and Oracle Enterprise?
Some companies exist with their primary focus being the negotiation of discounts (of software) with companies such as Oracle.
I believe that the TPC reports typically list a 20-25% discount for the Oracle database server software. Start there and see where that goes ...
Here is a link to a podcast that might interest you: (I haven't viewed/ listed to it yet)
DESCRIPTION: Eliot Colon, president and COO of Miro Consulting Inc., talks with Linda Tucci, senior news writer for SearchCIO.com, about tips for getting the most out of your software licensing agreements. Miro, a Ford, N. J.-based advisory firm, provides consulting services for Oracle and Microsoft clients seeking help with their software licensing assets.
-bdbafh Received on Wed May 28 2008 - 14:21:28 CDT