Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Oracle10g Grid

Oracle Grid Computing

For years, when you needed more computing capacity, you bought more expensive computers. Now, with the Oracle Grid, add capacity on demand with one inexpensive PC server at a time for superior scalability and fast ROI. And if one department needs more capacity, use Oracle software to borrow it from another while the grid just keeps running. The Oracle Grid. Runs faster. Costs less. And never breaks.
Get the Most out of Your Oracle GridMaximize your cost savings and ease-of-management with these steps: standardize, consolidate, and automate.

Oracle Grid Products
For 40 years the mainframe has been the leader in computer performance and reliability. But now there's the Oracle Grid. A group of low-cost servers connected by Oracle software.
The Oracle Grid runs applications faster than the fastest mainframe. And if a server fails, the mainframe stops while the Oracle Grid just keeps running.
Oracle DatabaseOracle Database 10g and Real Application Clusters coordinate the use of large numbers of servers and storage acting as one self-managing Grid for the highest quality of service on low-cost, modular hardware.
Oracle Fusion MiddlewareOracle Fusion Middleware gives your enterprise the ability to streamline and optimize business and IT operations, increase the accuracy and timeliness of business decisions, and secure information and drive compliance.
Oracle Enterprise ManagerOracle Enterprise Manager with Oracle Grid Control provides a single, integrated interface for administering and monitoring applications and systems in an Oracle Grid.
Reduce Cost and Increase Efficiency with Grid Computing (2 min.)Watch analysts and customers discuss how Oracle Grid Computing automates processes, provides large-scale manageability, and reduces IT costs.

Oracle Grid Computing: Standardize
Every business today has a mix of server and storage technologies. By standardizing these technologies, you can significantly lower costs and in the process form the basis of a grid computing infrastructure. Here are some of the grid computing technologies that will drive down the cost of your infrastructure:
Low-cost, high volume Intel or AMD processors provide the benefits of proprietary processors at a fraction of the cost
Blade server technology reduces the cost of hardware and increases the density of servers
Network storage technologies such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SANs) further reduce disk storage costs
Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel drives down the cost of connecting clusters of servers
Linux provides a cost-effective and enterprise-ready operating system
Once you've standardized on low-cost servers and storage, consolidate your databases, application servers and storage, and automate day-to-day management tasks.

Oracle Grid Computing: Consolidate
Another step toward grid computing is to consolidate your infrastructure using clusters of servers. Oracle 10g is the only infrastructure that has full grid server cluster capabilities for all applications–transaction processing (OLTP), decision support (DSS), and enterprise content management. With Oracle Application Server clusters and with the Oracle Real Application Clusters option for the Oracle Database you can increase reliability and reduce management costs by as much as 20%. And only Oracle can run your existing applications in a grid computing environment with no rewrite required.
When evaluating infrastructure consolidation, also think about standardizing on low-cost servers and storage, and automating day-to-day management tasks.
Oracle Grid Computing: Automate
Automate your grid so you can manage it effectively as it grows. Because enterprise grids can have hundreds, potentially thousands of servers, a grid is simply too large to be managed manually server-by-server. Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g has automated the day-to-day maintenance required for an enterprise grid, and provides a centralized management console called Oracle Grid Control.
Software installation, patching, upgrading, workload balancing, security, and much more are all handled centrally from Oracle Grid Control. This means the entire infrastructure can be managed as one large computing system. One or a few administrators can maintain even the largest grid data center.
To simplify automating day-to-day management tasks in your data center, consider standardizing on low-cost servers and storage, and consolidating your databases, application servers and storage.

· Flexibility to meet changing business needs
· High quality of service at low cost
· Faster computing for better information
· Investment protection and rapid ROI
· A shared computing environment
Oracle Grid Computing customers are achieving an average of 150 percent return on investment (ROI) over five years, according to an independent study from Mainstay Partners. The study included Chicago Stock Exchange, Dell, Electronic Arts, Ohio Savings Bank, University of Oslo, and Vanderbilt University.
It [Oracle Grid computing technology] represents a significant rethinking of the traditional role of software infrastructure in areas such as system performance, clustering and storage. The software is the first infrastructure designed for Grid computing”
Grid computing is the on-demand sharing of computing resources with in a tightly-coupled network


Grid computing is a new IT architecture that produces more resilient and lower cost enterprise information systems. With grid computing, groups of independent, modular hardware and software components can be connected and rejoined on demand to meet the changing needs of businesses.

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