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High Availability & Disaster Recovery Without Oracle RAC: Avoiding the Costs of Enterprise Edition and Limitations of Oracle SEHA

Oracle Database Standard Edition has supported the use of Real Application Clusters (RAC) for many years, but since 2015, Oracle has made this increasingly challenging for customers.

On 1 January, 2020, Oracle stated that RAC is no longer supported from Oracle Database 19c Standard Edition 2, in a move clearly designed to encourage customers to upgrade to the more expensive Oracle Enterprise Edition or migrate to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The session will review why using Oracle Database Standard Edition remains important for many customers and explore some of the limitations of Standard Edition High Availability (SEHA). You’ll learn why Oracle users should seriously consider SharePlex® by Quest® if they truly need a high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) solution without going to Oracle Enterprise Edition.

We focus on the following key points and customer needs:

  • Failover vs. HA/DR
  • Scaling Oracle Standard Edition
  • Heterogeneous systems
  • Rolling upgrades
  • What’s new in SharePlex® by Quest® 10.0

With the inherent risks that database upgrades often bring, business needs assurances that such upgrades combine minimum risk to data integrity with minimum downtime, low cost and flexibility. SharePlex meets those expectations by enabling a safe way to upgrade your databases to Oracle 19c, whether using Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition 2, regular instance, RAC or Exadata, on-premises or to the cloud. The combination of SharePlex reliability for moving data safely, support for multiple use cases and low cost ensures SharePlex is the tool of choice for your Oracle upgrades.

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