Are your Oracle databases highly available? You have deployed Real Application Clusters (RAC), Data Guard, or Failover Clusters and are well protected against server failures? Great – the prerequisites for a highly available environment are given. However, to assure that backend infrastructure failures also remain transparent to the client, an appropriate configuration is a prerequisite.
This lecture will discuss the Oracle technologies that can be used to achieve automatic client failover functionality. What are the advantages, but also the limitations of these technologies?