Globally Distributed Autonomous Database FAQ

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What is Oracle Globally Distributed Autonomous Database?

Oracle Globally Distributed Autonomous Database is a distributed database service with autonomous management that simplifies development and deployment of large-scale, mission-critical applications. The service, available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), offers cloud scale performance and high availability with database sharding while providing control over data distribution policies to meet data sovereignty requirements. Application developers can seamlessly create globally deployable applications by interfacing with a single logical converged database.

What types of workloads are suitable for Globally Distributed Autonomous Database?

Globally Distributed Autonomous Database is remarkably versatile and well-suited for a wide range of workloads. Oracle Database's converged capabilities seamlessly support a mix of workloads, including online transaction processing (OLTP), online analytical processing (OLAP), in-memory analytics, and mixed workloads. This versatility extends to accommodating various data types, including structured (such as relational), semi-structured (such as XML, JSON, ORC, and Apache Avro and Parquet), and unstructured data (including CLOB, spatial, and graph data). With its advanced columnar storage, Oracle Globally Distributed Autonomous Database offers seamless big data analytics capabilities, enhancing the platform's ability to handle vast data sets and deliver insights efficiently.

What is the difference between Globally Distributed Autonomous Database and Autonomous Database?

Oracle Globally Distributed Autonomous Database runs on Autonomous Database dedicated infrastructure. It is a distributed version of Oracle Autonomous Database that adds automated management of distributed database shards.

Is Globally Distributed Autonomous Database available on all the commercial regions?

Globally Distributed Autonomous Database will be accessible in every commercial region, enabling you to leverage your IT capabilities regardless of your geographic location. The availability of Globally Distributed Autonomous Database in all commercial regions offers versatility and strategic utility for global businesses.

How does data distribution across multiple regions enhance performance?

Oracle Globally Distributed Autonomous Database maximizes performance through strategic data distribution using sharding keys. These keys, defined by administrators, determine data placement across shards. The table family concept ensures that related data coexists within a shard, reducing cross-shard communication. This optimizes query response, boosts data access, and enhances operations, such as joins, searches, and aggregations. This means faster and more efficient data retrieval, minimizing latency and improving overall performance.

How does Oracle Globally Distributed Autonomous Database facilitate disaster recovery?

Oracle Globally Distributed Autonomous Database streamlines disaster recovery through a seamless deployment process. Leveraging a fault-tolerant Exadata platform and a distributed database architecture, it establishes a robust foundation for disaster recovery solutions. This combination enables achieving 99.95% availability service level agreements (SLAs), which increases to an impressive 99.995% when coupled with the capabilities of Autonomous Data Guard.

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