Building Database Clouds in Oracle 12c

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-06-15
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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An Expert Guide to Building Oracle Database Cloud Infrastructures


This is the first complete, practical guide to architecting, designing, and building Database Clouds with Oracle 12c. Written by a veteran author team of Oracle gurus and ACE Directors, Building Database Clouds in Oracle 12c combines a real-world, hands-on operations guide with an expert handbook on Oracle Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS) and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC).

Writing for Oracle DBAs, DMAs, cloud administrators, and other Oracle professionals, the authors present authoritative technical information for database cloud build-out, management, monitoring, and day-to-day administration.

The authors first explain the key concepts underlying DBaaS, describe cloud computing implementations related to it, and outline the business and technology benefits. Next, they show how the Oracle DBA’s approach changes in cloud environments. Then, building on this foundation, they offer insider advice on all key facets of database cloud deployment and operation with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Oracle RAC 12c.

This guide helps you

  • Make the business case for cloud computing with DBaaS
  • Organize DBA responsibilities in cloud environments
  • Plan, design, and deploy Database Clouds with Oracle’s latest components
  • Consolidate schema and databases with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
  • Use best practices for management, administration metering, and chargeback
  • Clone databases quickly and reliably
  • Set up grid infrastructure on Oracle VM for x86 or Oracle VM VirtualBox 

Author Biography

Tariq Farooq, Oracle Technologist, has worked with various Oracle technologies in complex environments for more than twenty-four years. A world-renowned Oracle Expert, he has earned both the Oracle ACE and ACE Director awards. His books include Oracle Database Problem Solving and Troubleshooting Handbook, Oracle Exadata Expert’s Handbook, and the best-selling Expert Oracle RAC 12c.


Sridhar Avantsa runs the National Oracle Database Infrastructure Consulting Practice for Rolta AdvizeX. He has more than twenty years of Oracle experience as developer, DBA, and architect, for companies including Amazon.com and REI. His expertise includes infrastructure architecture, database tuning, high availability, disaster recovery/business continuity, Oracle RAC clustering, EXADATA, ODA, OVCA, and ZFS Appliance.


Pete Sharman is principal product manager for the Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Suite. He has worked at Oracle for twenty years in roles ranging from education and consulting to development, and has used Enterprise Manager since its 0.76 release. He is coauthor of Expert Enterprise Manager 12c, Practical Oracle Database Appliance, and Expert OEM 12c.

Table of Contents

Preface: Introduction, Overview and Features Synopsis
1. Database as a Service Concepts - 360 Degrees
2. The DB Cloud Administrator - Duties and Roles
3. Cloud Computing with DBAAS - Benefits and Advantages over Traditional IT Computing
4. Setup, Deploy and Configure DBAAS in OEM 12c
5. Meter and Chargeback the DB Cloud
6. Manage and Administer the DB Cloud
7. Virtualization, RAC and Database Clouds - Introduction and Overview
8. Virtualizing RAC on Oracle VM for x86 - Setup Grid Infrastructure
9. Virtualizing RAC on Oracle VM Virtualbox - Setup Grid Infrastructure
10. Setup RAC-enabled Cluster Databases

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