Data Guard OTN Case Study

Case Study: Active-Active Solutions using Oracle Data Guard 11g Release 2

This case study discusses experiences using Oracle Active Data Guard as a mechanism for deploying Disaster Recovery solutions that make optimal use of the standby database by offloading actual application query workloads. The lessons learned, as well as the recommendations provided in this case study, are general enough to apply to most Oracle deployments using Oracle Active Data Guard.

The MorphoTrak Biometrics Identification Solution (BIS) is an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) with additional biometric capabilities such as facial and iris recognition. It has been deployed to more than 100 large customers worldwide and delivers a comprehensive solution for investigation, identification and verification in both the criminal and civil markets. Current applications include criminal investigation, applicant background checks, biometric visa and passport, border patrol and security, and social services fraud detection.

Safran Group is a leading technology company headquartered in France, with three core businesses: aerospace, defense and security. Safran has annual revenue of US$14.7 billion and 54,500 employees worldwide. MorphoTrak is one of the companies within the Safran security group, and it is a leading ISV of biometric and identity management systems sold to government and commercial customers.

About the Author: Aris Prassinos is Chief Engineer for MorphoTrak, SAFRAN Group, where he has been instrumental in architecting innovative public safety solutions, deployed by MorphoTrak around the world. Aris is an Oracle ACE Director, a frequent speaker and panelist at database industry conferences, and was also recognized as the "Content Management Architect of the Year" for 2005 by Oracle Magazine.