Exadata 2-2. and Oracle CEO Larry Elisson.
Now the Oracle remove an obstacle for users of older versions of the company’s database. The company has adapted to the Exadata Version 10gR2 of the database, according to a blog post by Oracle’s Robert Freeman.
Oracle 10gR2 launched originally as long ago as July 2005 Backward Compatibility is thus temporally abundant for Exadata.
To the should work with version 10gR2 database on Exadata requires that certain conditions are met. So here it is described in Freeman’s blog, translated into Swedish: “There is now support for AFCS on Exadata when running Grid Infrastructure Release 188.8.131.52 or later.” AFC stands for Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System.
blog entry continues: “The advantage is that it is now possible to run Oracle Database 10gR2 on Exadata with AFCS storage . “
Robert Freeman continues to mention a few other terms for everything to work. There are also question marks for the way it looks with support for 10gR2 as Oracle itself has scaled back support. Support is available, from independent suppliers.
And the fact is, there are still companies that use Oracle 10gR2.
What does the here in practice
– Some applications must be modified to work well with a later version of database than 10gR2, says Stefan Toth, CEO of Sucaba Technologies, a consulting firm that specializes in business intelligence, whose consultants often come in contact with the Oracle database.
For companies need to modify your applications require support for 10gR2 thus migration to Exadata easier now. If the need is not there like Stefan Toth not that support for 10gR2 is equally important.
– Looking only to the database, I think the difference is marginal between going from a database version on a standard server to the same database version of Exadata, and to go from 10gR2 on a regular server to a later version of Exadata, says Stefan Toth.
In short, the requires some work to migrate to Exadata even if the database does not need to be upgraded. But there are still reasons to avoid a database upgrade:
– Basically is it much in the desire to avoid making two major changes at the same time, said Erik Wramner, developer at consulting Code Mint.
He does not to Exadatastödet for 10gR2 is important in all situations:
– Most of my customers running large applications have already upgraded them to version 11g of the database, says Erik Wramner.
In light of the observation, it is interesting to note that Oracle’s database machine Database Appliance is intended for less demanding applications than Exadata requires at least version 11g of the database, according to information on Oracle’s website. It seems that the support for 10gR2 would be more welcome for Database Appliance than for Exadata.
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