Re: High Availability Options

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 13:06:26 -0700
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Pat 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?

Anyone that pays Oracle $40K/cpu likely buys used cars for the price on the window too. Bring in someone with experience working with Oracle sales and I would expect a minimum 40% discount just by virtue of asking for it.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Wed May 28 2008 - 15:06:26 CDT

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