Re: Thoughts on instance crash and RAC

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:46:15 +0000 (UTC)
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On Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:51:02 -0700, Mark D Powell wrote:

> An alternate to RAC is buy a big enough machine to support your user
load and then run Data Guard to provide a failover instance.

Another alternative is to buy a NUMA machine, like SGI ALTIX, SUN T4-4, HP SuperDome or IBM xSeries. NUMA boxes usually come in as blades, which form a single huge server. Oracle is NUMA aware and can survive a blade failure, which is why people are buying RAC.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Wed Aug 21 2013 - 17:46:15 CEST

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