February 28, 2008
To RAC or Not To RAC, An Overall View - Troy Ligon
To a DBA, RAC is very tempting; you will get scalability, high availability, and performance load balancing, not to mention a great mark on your resume, all in one fell swoop. However, going to RAC can be costly. In order to attain the money, man-hours, and training necessary to implement RAC in your environment, you will most likely need manager approval. This presentation goes through a behind-the-scenes look at RAC, pros and cons, and other aspects that will impact your database environment.
LATE BREAKING NEWS: Steven Karam is down with the flu and can't make it to Florida. SOUG's Troy Ligon will be pinch-hitting for Steven instead. Troy has been neck deep in RAC for the past several months and recently returned from Oracle's 10gR2 RAC class, so he will be speaking on Steven's topic. You may know Steve from his website www.oraclealchemist.com or from one of his books "Oracle and AJAX" or "Easy Oracle Jumpstart". Steve is an Oracle ACE and Oracle 10g Certified Master and a former senior instructor for Oracle University.
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