Oracle Database is the choice for many enterprise database applications. Its power and scalability make it attractive for implementing business-critical applications. However, making those applications highly available can be extremely complicated and expensive.
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) is the solution of choice for customers needing to provide high availability and scalability to the Oracle Database. Originally focused on providing best-in-class database services, Oracle RAC has evolved over the years and now provides a comprehensive high-availability stack that also provides scalability, flexibility, and agility for applications.
With the Cisco HyperFlex™ solution for Oracle RAC databases, organizations can implement RAC databases using a highly integrated solution that scales as business demand increases. RAC uses a shared-disk architecture that requires all instances of RAC to have access to the same storage elements. Cisco HyperFlex systems use the Multi-writer option to enable virtual disks to be shared between different RAC virtual machines.
This reference architecture provides a configuration that is fully validated to help ensure that the entire hardware and software stack is suitable for a high-performance clustered workload. This configuration follows the industry best practices for Oracle Database in a VMware virtualized environment.
Read this whitepaper and learn why you should use Cisco HyperFlex all-flash systems for Oracle RAC deployments.