Oracle Multitenant enables an Oracle Database to function as a container database (CDB). A CDB consolidates multiple pluggable databases (PDB), a portable collection of schemas, schema objects, and non-schema objects. Whether deployed on-premises or in the cloud, with Oracle Multitenant, applications run unchanged in self-contained PDBs, improving resource utilization, management, and overall security.
Database administrators save time by provisioning pluggable databases as clones locally or from across the network without disrupting the source.
Create storage efficient pluggable databases in seconds that mirror full data set copies of the source pluggable database for development and testing environments.
Maintain up to date copies of production databases by periodically topping them up with incremental transactions.
Achieve large scale consolidation with support for up to 4,096 (4k) pluggable databases per container database in Oracle Exadata, Oracle Cloud, and 252 pluggable databases per container database on other platforms, lowering costs for IT departments.
Increase database administrator productivity by performing patching, backups, configuration, and upgrades centrally.
IT teams retain granular control when necessary, such as performing point-in-time recovery (PITR) at the individual pluggable database level.
Oracle Multitenant customers can patch an individual pluggable database or patch all pluggable databases as needed.
Pre-configure one or more container databases for each service level agreement.
Applications run unchanged in a pluggable database, making adoption of Oracle Multitenant extremely simple.
Easy to use SQL interface for developers and database administrators.
Oracle Database Vault prevents privileged user access inside a pluggable database, between the pluggable database and the common privileged user at the container database.
Protect data at rest with transparent data encryption (TDE) where each pluggable database has its own encryption key.
Resource manager ensures that each pluggable database eliminates “noisy neighbors” and defends customers against denial-of-service (DOS) attacks.
Integration with Oracle RAC enables automatic re-distribution of pluggable database workloads during planned and unplanned downtime, ensuring high availability for customers.
Scale single container database across a multi-node cluster with no application changes to support sudden changes in customer workloads.
Enterprise customers from around the world are consolidating their Oracle Database environments using Oracle Multitenant to achieve greater operating efficiencies and lower costs.
Drive productivity gains with fast provisioning and cloning of development/test databases.
Reduce complexity of IT environments, realize operational efficiencies and save costs while retaining isolation.
Modernize legacy applications for SaaS deployment with no application changes gaining economies of scale, unprecedented agility, and isolation for cloud native applications.