Oracle RAC and grid technology is transforming the economics of high-end database computing and is a technology that all Oracle professionals should become familiar with. Murali is one of the worlds foremost independent experts on Oracle RAC technology and his book contains everything you need to become proficient in both the theory and practice of Real Application Clusters. If you are planning a RAC implementation, looking to optimize an existing RAC implementation or simply want to become more familiar with this important technology, you should read this book.
Guy Harrison: Chief Architect Database Solutions, Quest Software
Oracle 10g RAC Grid, Services & Clustering provides a deep knowledge base for Oracle 10g RAC and helps readers understand the benefits of scale-out capabilities using industry-standard components. The chapters on the latest Oracle 10g R2 features such as ASM, Automatic Workload Management and RAC Services help readers gain a deeper understanding of Oracles Database Grid. The book is a useful source of information for Database Administrators and System Consultants who want to know the capabilities and internal workings of Oracle 10g RAC and its implementation in the enterprise datacenter. As a leading expert on Oracle 10g and RAC, Murali Vallath does an excellent job of addressing Oracle 10g RAC implementation needs ranging from setup, migration to performance optimization. If you want an Oracle expert in house, this book does the job.
Ibrahim Fashho: Senior Manager - Zafar Mahmood: Senior Consultant - Anthony Fernandez: Senior Analyst, Dell Database and Application Solutions Group
Grid architecture is Oracles strategy for high-end computing and RAC is the stepping stone into this arena. This book focuses on current technology including all valid RAC features up through Oracle Database 10g Release 2, with a primary focus on deploying it in a high-end grid environment. The book discusses this technology at length which users will find beneficial when researching, implementing or monitoring a RAC environment. The author covers workshop implementation of services and the distribution of workload across instances, with threshold definitions and the new load balancing algorithms. In addition it includes detailed discussions on ASM that complements the implementation of RAC in Oracle Grid strategy. The book also includes discussions on new Oracle Clusterware, its components and its integration with RAC.
Oracle 10g RAC focuses on RAC-specific topics including ASM, operating system configuration, installation and configuration of RAC and much more. Coverage includes network configuration for high availability, FAN, TAF, ONS, implementation of maximum availability architecture (MAA), EM Grid Control, AWR, ADDM and other performance-related tools. The author includes several scripts for performance tuning and implementation that the reader can use to configure a RAC environment either on a 2, 4, 8, 60 or 99 node configuration.
About the Author
Murali Vallath has over 18 years of information technology experience and over 13 years using Oracle products. His work spans industries such as broadcasting, manufacturing and telephony and most recently transportation logistics. Vallath is no stranger to the software development life cycle; his solid understanding of IT covers requirement analysis, architecture, modeling, database design, application development, performance tuning and implementation.