If you are still on Oracle Database 10G, then you need to consider upgrading your business’s remote DBA services to the Oracle Database 11G. The Oracle 11G will provide you with cutting edge efficiency in data management while ensuring that there is reliability and security for critical online transaction processing. It also allows for Web 2.0 applications for your business along with content management capabilities.
That’s not all. Oracle Database 11G enables for increased consolidation of data and processes in order to reduce server hardware costs drastically while subsequently offering increased availability of hardware space, faster performance and greater expansion capacities. This will certainly result in quite some amount of money saved for your small business. Now you can see why most bank CEOs are going for this upgrade. You know they are all about the bottom line and every little penny saved counts.
One of the other advantages that the Oracle 11G platform provides is fast query performance. This is because the Oracle storage platforms allows for more efficient input/output handling and faster performance. With less data being moved along the storage platform during query requests, response time is faster. This will therefore help your database administrators to concentrate on more important work rather than perpetually fixing query performance.
While this information is already out there, there is an advantage that Oracle 11G brings that provides a great opportunity to save money and increase operational efficiency of the database. It is found in the advanced features of its storage environment. These features include:
Oracle Advanced Security:
This provides a more comprehensive and easy to deploy solution for protection of all data movements to and from the Oracle Database. It has the capacity to encrypt data at all levels i.e. in storage, in backup and on transit through the network.
Oracle Database Vault:
This will control the access to applications and data within the database by insiders and outsiders. Users can have certain application data blocked based on security level or restricted for use within set hours only. This allows for a separation of access requirements for DBA staff and other privileged users without having to develop lower privilege access with can be costly.
Oracle Database Firewall:
This gives the first line of defense against breaches in the database security, emanating from internal or external sources. The firewall literally establishes a defensive perimeter around the databases, enforces normalcy in real-time in order to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data.
Oracle In-Memory Database Cache:
This cache allows for data to the cached and processed within the respective application memories. This moves the burden of data processing from the main database to something of a temporary holding area. The result is the utilization of otherwise underutilized resources and a 10 fold increase in processing and execution of individuals transactions. It also removes any latency in the network between this temporary holding area and the main database.