GoldenGate exchanges data among systems in a timely manner and meets the demand for real-time access to information regardless of volume. The new release, 12c, includes an optimized database, intelligent and integrated delivery capabilities, expanded heterogeneity, and tighter security. Perform zero downtime data migration to on-premise or public cloud with GoldenGate's feature-rich portfolio. Start with the installation and learn the design concepts and enhanced configuration of GoldenGate 12c. Exploit new 12c features to successfully implement GoldenGate on your enterprise. Dive deep into configuring GoldenGate for high availability, DDL support, and reverse processing. Build fast, secure, robust, scalable technical solutions by tuning data delivery and networks. Finally, enrich your data replication knowledge by learning the troubleshooting tips.
The book is aimed at Oracle database administrators, project managers, and solution architects who wish to extend their knowledge of GoldenGate. The reader is assumed to be familiar with Oracle databases. No knowledge of GoldenGate is required.
Master Oracle GoldenGate technology on multiple database platforms using this step-by-step implementation guide. Learn about advanced features to use in building a robust, high-availability replication system. Provided are detailed illustration of Oracle GoldenGate concepts, GoldenGate tools and add-ons, as well as illustrative examples. The book covers Oracle GoldenGate for Oracle database, and also discusses setup and configuration for other common databases such as IBM DB2, SYBASE ASE, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. The technology landscape is fast-changing, and Mastering Oracle GoldenGate stays current by covering the new features included in Oracle GoldenGate 12c. The book covers both classic capture and integrated capture, as well as delivery. Also covered are Oracle GoldenGate security and performance tuning, to keep your system secure and performing at its best. You will learn to monitor your GoldenGate system using tools that come with Oracle GoldenGate management pack, as well as using shell scripts. Troubleshooting is well-illustrated with examples: Covering Oracle GoldenGate technology across common database brands Discussing high-performing and secure replication environments Speaking to replication in Big Data and cloud computing environments What You Will Learn Implement Oracle GoldenGate for real time replication Secure and tune your replication environment for high performance Administer your Oracle GoldenGate environment Learn troubleshooting approaches with help of examples Make use of GoldenGate Management Pack and its API Feed live data into Big Data and cloud-based systems Who This Book Is For Database professionals who have chosen to ride the Oracle GoldenGate roller coaster for real-time replication solutions. The book is for beginners as well as professionals who are willing to master the leading replication technology in the industry. It is an excellent choice for professionals who are implementing or maintaining Oracle GoldenGate replication environments on any of the major database management system platforms.
Master Oracle GoldenGate 11g Enable highly available, real-time access to enterprise data in heterogeneous environments. Featuring hands-on workshops, Oracle GoldenGate 11g Handbook shows you how to install, configure, and implement this high-performance application. You’ll learn how to replicate data across Oracle databases and other platforms, including MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, and perform near-zero-downtime migrations and upgrades. Monitoring, performance tuning, and troubleshooting are also discussed in this Oracle Press guide. Install and configure Oracle GoldenGate Implement Oracle GoldenGate one-way replication Configure multitarget and cascading replication Use bidirectional replication to build a heterogeneous database infrastructure Secure your environment, control and manipulate data, and prevent errors Configure Oracle GoldenGate for Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Use Oracle GoldenGate with MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server Perform near-zero-downtime upgrades and migrations Use Oracle GoldenGate Monitor and Oracle GoldenGate Director Ensure data quality with Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Implement nondatabase integration options
Author: Ben Prusinski,Steve Phillips,Richard Chung
Expert Oracle GoldenGate is a hands-on guide to creating and managing complex data replication environments using the latest in database replication technology from Oracle. GoldenGate is the future in replication technology from Oracle, and aims to be best-of-breed. GoldenGate supports homogeneous replication between Oracle databases. It supports heterogeneous replication involving other brands such as Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2 Universal Server. GoldenGate is high-speed, bidirectional, highly-parallelized, and makes only a light impact on the performance of databases involved in replication. The authors share their experience in the form of tutorials on designing and implementing all types of Oracle GoldenGate environments. You’ll learn methods for tuning Oracle GoldenGate performance. You’ll discover GoldenGate’s utility as a migration and extract, transform, load (ETL) tool. You’ll learn to configure highly-available environments involving GoldenGate, Real Application Clusters, and Data Guard. From installation to design to implementation and troubleshooting, Expert Oracle GoldenGate helps you master all aspects of using and applying Oracle GoldenGate as the replication tool of choice in your environment. Explains all aspects of using GoldenGate for replication Covers homogeneous, heterogeneous, and bidirectional replication Shows the use of GoldenGate for data migration and extract, transform, load (ETL) What you’ll learn Install Oracle GoldenGate quickly and painlessly Design single- and bi-directional replication solutions Apply GoldenGate to high-availability solutions Troubleshoot and tune GoldenGate for performance Verify data synchronization using GoldenGate Veridata Manage and monitor GoldenGate environments using GoldenGate Director Who this book is for Expert Oracle GoldenGate is for database professionals who need to master the latest in replication technology from Oracle. It is for the Oracle Database administrator, technical manager, or Oracle developer requiring a solid base of expertise on to implement or manage replication environments with GoldenGate technology. Expert Oracle GoldenGate is an appropriate and timely reference for all users of the GoldenGate software. Table of Contents Introduction Installation Architecture Basic Replication Bi-Directional Replication Heterogeneous Replication Tuning Oracle GoldenGate Monitoring Oracle GoldenGate Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Oracle GoldenGate Director Troubleshooting High Availability & Disaster Recovery Zero Downtime Migrations and Upgrades Best Practices
Take a simple approach to learning the Oracle GoldenGate product. This approach provides the in-depth perspective of GoldenGate from an implementer’s viewpoint; however, also addresses why the management viewpoint is important as well. Your journey through this book includes and architecture discussion of GoldenGate and the benefits of purchasing GoldenGate from a management perspective. Then the book quickly moves into advanced implementation components associated with GoldenGate. You’ll find many use-cases and instructions throughout the book to help with everything from easy to complex GoldenGate implementations. An Oracle GoldenGate implementation generally consists of a group project, involving both business and technical resources. Pro Oracle GoldenGate for the DBA provides the viewpoint from the DBA’s vantage point. This approach provides the components of who, what, why, when, and how in defining the implementation and support of a GoldenGate project. The success of most technical projects require the support of multiple resource groups, and Pro Oracle GoldenGate for the DBA supplies the insight for the DBA member to understand the implementation and support process. Takes you through justification, installation, and support. Provides the DBA perspective toward a successful a result. Covers from basic toward increasingly advanced implementations What You Will Learn Understand the core architecture of data replication using Oracle GoldenGate Implement a one-way setup of a classic capture and an integrated capture and replication Design, architect and implement a multi-master replication model Replicate unsupported data types using tokens Manage and troubleshoot multiple GoldenGate implementations New features of GoldenGate supported in Oracle 12c Who this Book is For Pro Oracle GoldenGate for the DBA is aimed squarely at Oracle database administrators who find themselves involved in GoldenGate integration projects. The book provides the DBA view into such projects, helping database administrators toward successful implementations and solid business results.
Using real-world examples and hands-on tasks, Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner's Guide will give you a solid foundation in Oracle Data Guard. It has been designed to teach you everything you need to know to successfully create and operate Data Guard environments with maximum flexibility, compatibility, and effectiveness.If you are an Oracle database administrator who wants to configure and administer Data Guard configurations, then "Oracle Data Guard 11gR2 Administration Beginner's Guide" is for you. With a basic understanding of Oracle database administration, you'll be able to easily follow the book.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. A how-To book with practical recipes accompanied with rich screenshots for easy comprehension.This is a Packt Instant How-to guide, which provides concise and clear recipes for performing the core task of replication using Oracle GoldenGate.The book is aimed at DBAs from any of popular RDBMS systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata, Sybase, and so on. The level of detail provides quick applicability to beginners and a handy review for more advanced administrators.
Secure your Oracle Database 12c with this valuable Oracle support resource, featuring more than 100 solutions to the challenges of protecting your data About This Book Explore and learn the new security features introduced in Oracle Database 12c, to successfully secure your sensitive data Learn how to identify which security strategy is right for your needs – and how to apply it Each 'recipe' provides you with a single step-by-step solution, making this book a vital resource, delivering Oracle support in one accessible place Who This Book Is For This book is for DBAs, developers, and architects who are keen to know more about security in Oracle Database 12c. This book is best suited for beginners and intermediate-level database security practitioners. Basic knowledge of Oracle Database is expected, but no prior experience of securing a database is required. What You Will Learn Analyze application privileges and reduce the attack surface Reduce the risk of data exposure by using Oracle Data Redaction and Virtual Private Database Control data access and integrity in your organization using the appropriate database feature or option Learn how to protect your databases against application bypasses Audit user activity using the new auditing architecture Restrict highly privileged users from accessing data Encrypt data in Oracle Database Work in a real-world environment where a multi-layer security strategy is applied In Detail Businesses around the world are paying much greater attention toward database security than they ever have before. Not only does the current regulatory environment require tight security, particularly when dealing with sensitive and personal data, data is also arguably a company's most valuable asset - why wouldn't you want to protect it in a secure and reliable database? Oracle Database lets you do exactly that. It's why it is one of the world's leading databases – with a rich portfolio of features to protect data from contemporary vulnerabilities, it's the go-to database for many organizations. Oracle Database 12c Security Cookbook helps DBAs, developers, and architects to better understand database security challenges. Let it guide you through the process of implementing appropriate security mechanisms, helping you to ensure you are taking proactive steps to keep your data safe. Featuring solutions for common security problems in the new Oracle Database 12c, with this book you can be confident about securing your database from a range of different threats and problems. Style and approach Each chapter explains the different aspects of security through a series of recipes. Each recipe presents instructions in a step-by-step manner, supported by explanations of the topic.
This book highlights the practical aspects of using Oracle Essbase and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) as a comprehensive BI solution. It explains the key steps involved in Oracle Essbase and OBIEE implementations. Using case studies, the book covers Oracle Essbase for analytical BI and data integration, using OBIEE for operational BI including presentation services and BI Publisher for real-time reporting services, Self-service BI– in terms of VLDB, scalability, high performance, stability, long-lasting and ease of use that saves time, effort, and costs, while maximizing ROI.
Build your own enterprise applications and integration flows with JBoss and its products About This Book Build fast, smart, and flexible applications using JBoss Couple one or more JBoss products to effectively solve various business problems Explore the JBoss product ecosystem for improving the performance of your projects Who This Book Is For If you are a Java developer who wants to have a complete view of the JBoss ecosystem or quickly explore a specific JBoss Product, then this is the book you want. Integrators and consultants, familiar with JBoss, who want integrate several JBoss products within their ongoing project will also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Create new applications or integrate existing systems with JBoss products Setup and manage a JBoss domain Setup and manage a JBoss Fuse cluster with Fabric and Apache Karaf Create and deploy OSGi applications on JBoss Fuse containersv Manage enterprise data with JBoss Datagrid Aggregate various data sources with JBoss Data virtualization to offer data as a service Optimize your business and workflows with both JBoss Business RulesManagement System and JBoss Business Process Management platforms. In Detail Have you often wondered what is the best JBoss product to solve a specific problem? Do you want to get started with a specific JBoss product and know how to integrate different JBoss products in your IT Systems? Then this is the book for you. Through hands-on examples from the business world, this guide presents details on the major products and how you can build your own Enterprise services around the JBoss ecosystem. Starting with an introduction to the JBoss ecosystem, you will gradually move on to developing and deploying clustered application on JBoss Application Server, and setting up high availability using undertow or HA proxy loadbalancers. As you are moving to a micro service archicture, you will be taught how to package existing Java EE applications as micro service using Swarm or create your new micro services from scratch by coupling most popular Java EE frameworks like JPA, CDI with Undertow handlers. Next, you will install and configure JBoss Data grid in development and production environments, develop cache based applications and aggregate various data source in JBoss data virtualization. You will learn to build, deploy, and monitor integration scenarios using JBoss Fuse and run both producers/consumers applications relying on JBoss AMQ. Finally, you will learn to develop and run business workflows and make better decisions in your applications using Drools and Jboss BPM Suite Platform. Style and Approach The book works through the major JBoss products, with examples and instructions to help you understand each product and how they work together.
Performance problems are rarely "problems" per se. They are more often "crises" during which you’re pressured for results by a manager standing outside your cubicle while your phone rings with queries from the help desk. You won’t have the time for a leisurely perusal of the manuals, nor to lean back and read a book on theory. What you need in that situation is a book of solutions, and solutions are precisely what Oracle Database 12c Performance Tuning Recipes delivers. Oracle Database 12c Performance Tuning Recipes is a ready reference for database administrators in need of immediate help with performance issues relating to Oracle Database. The book takes an example-based approach, wherein each chapter covers a specific problem domain. Within each chapter are "recipes," showing by example how to perform common tasks in that chapter’s domain. Solutions in the recipes are backed by clear explanations of background and theory from the author team. Whatever the task, if it’s performance-related, you’ll probably find a recipe and a solution in this book. Provides proven solutions to real-life Oracle performance problems Offers relevant background and theory to support each solution Gets straight to the point for when you're under pressure for results
Annotation From smaller businesses through to huge enterprises _ users all over the world often require access to data 24 hours a day. Distributed database systems proliferate the world of data sharing providing an ability to access real-time data anywhere, anytime. Oracle Streams, a built-in feature of the Oracle database, is a data replication and integration feature critical to the success and wellbeing of enterprises in today's fast moving economy. This book provides the reader with solid techniques to master Oracle Streams technology and successfully deploy distributed database systems. This book quickly goes over the basics and gets you up and running with a simple Oracle 11g Streams environment. It will serve as an excellent companion to the Oracle Streams Administration Guide. It is intended for Oracle database architects and administrators, and provides in-depth discussion on must-know information for the design, implementation, and maintenance of an Oracle Streams environment. The book does not attempt to regurgitate all the information in the Oracle Streams Administration Guides, but rather provides additional clarification and explanation of design, implementation, and troubleshooting concepts that are often elusive in Streams documentation. It also identifies helpful tools and Oracle resources to add to your knowledge base, as well as tried and tested tricks and tips to help you tame Oracle Streams. The book starts by introducing and explaining the components of Oracle Streams and how they work together. It then moves on logically, helping you to determine your distributed environment requirements and design your Streams implementation to meet those requirements. Once these concepts are discussed, the book moves to configuration and basic implementation examples to help solidify those concepts. It then addresses advanced features such as tags, down-stream capture, and conflict resolution. You then move on to maintenance techniques such as documenting the environment, effectively planning and implementing changes to the environment, and monitoring and troubleshooting the environment. When you have studied the techniques and completed the hands-on examples, you will have an understanding of Oracle Streams' core concepts and functionally that will allow you to successfully design, implement, and maintain an Oracle Streamed environment.
Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, and MySQL. If you don't use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you'll appreciate this book's unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regularexpressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener. As this book shows, a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Regular expressions allow you to code complex and subtle text processing that you never imagined could be automated. Regular expressions can save you time and aggravation. They can be used to craft elegant solutions to a wide range of problems. Once you've mastered regular expressions, they'll become an invaluable part of your toolkit. You will wonder how you ever got by without them. Yet despite their wide availability, flexibility, and unparalleled power, regular expressions are frequently underutilized. Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary. Mastering Regular Expressions will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert and help you optimize your use of regular expressions. Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition, now includes a full chapter devoted to PHP and its powerful and expressive suite of regular expression functions, in addition to enhanced PHP coverage in the central "core" chapters. Furthermore, this edition has been updated throughout to reflect advances in other languages, including expanded in-depth coverage of Sun's java.util.regex package, which has emerged as the standard Java regex implementation.Topics include: A comparison of features among different versions of many languages and tools How the regular expression engine works Optimization (major savings available here!) Matching just what you want, but not what you don't want Sections and chapters on individual languages Written in the lucid, entertaining tone that makes a complex, dry topic become crystal-clear to programmers, and sprinkled with solutions to complex real-world problems, Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition offers a wealth information that you can put to immediateuse. Reviews of this new edition and the second edition: "There isn't a better (or more useful) book available on regular expressions." --Zak Greant, Managing Director, eZ Systems "A real tour-de-force of a book which not only covers the mechanics of regexes in extraordinary detail but also talks about efficiency and the use of regexes in Perl, Java, and .NET...If you use regular expressions as part of your professional work (even if you already have a good book on whatever language you're programming in) I would strongly recommend this book to you." --Dr. Chris Brown, Linux Format "The author does an outstanding job leading the reader from regexnovice to master. The book is extremely easy to read and chock full ofuseful and relevant examples...Regular expressions are valuable toolsthat every developer should have in their toolbox. Mastering RegularExpressions is the definitive guide to the subject, and an outstandingresource that belongs on every programmer's bookshelf. Ten out of TenHorseshoes." --Jason Menard, Java Ranch
Oracle Goldengate 11g Complete Cookbook follows the Cookbook style. Each recipe provides step by step instructions with various examples and scripts. This book provides the necessary information to successfully complete most of the possible administration tasks.Oracle Goldengate 11g Complete Cookbook is aimed at Database Administrators, Architects, and Middleware Administrators who are keen to know more about Oracle Goldengate. Whether you are handling Goldengate environments on a day-to-day basis, or using it just for migration, this book provides the necessary information required to successfully complete your administration tasks. The reader is expected to have some knowledge of Oracle databases.
The Practical, Authoritative, 360-Degree Technical Guide to Oracle Exadata: From Setup to Administration, Optimization, Tuning, and Troubleshooting The blazingly fast Oracle Exadata Database Machine is being embraced by thousands of large-scale users worldwide: by governments, the military, enterprise organizations, cloud service providers, and anyone who needs extreme performance. Now, Oracle Exadata Expert’s Handbook provides authoritative guidance to running Oracle Exadata with maximum reliability, effectiveness, performance, and efficiency. Six renowned Oracle technology experts have brought together core technical information, experience, best practices, and insider tips in a concise reference. Covering both 11g and 12c versions of Oracle Exadata software, they deliver hands-on coverage of best practices, setup, migration, monitoring, administration, performance tuning, and troubleshooting. Whether you’re an Oracle Exadata DBA, DMA, architect, or manager, you need these insights. Get a 360-degree overview of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine Efficiently deploy RAC within the Oracle Exadata ecosystem Fully leverage Storage Cell’s extraordinary performance, via Offloading, Smart Scans, and Hybrid Columnar Compression Manage Exadata with OEM 12c: perform setup, configuration, asset/target discovery, and day-to-day administration Tune Oracle Exadata for even better performance Perform Exadata Backup/Recovery/DR with RMAN and Data Guard Migrate to Oracle Exadata from other platforms Use Oracle Exadata with the ZFS Storage Appliance Consolidate within the Exadata Database Cloud
RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c is an example-driven approach to the Oracle database administrator's #1 job responsibility: Be able to recover the database. Of all the things you are responsible for as database administrator, nothing is more important than the data itself. Like it or not, the fearsome responsibility of protecting your organization's most critical data falls squarely upon your shoulders: Lose that data and your company could fail. Lose that data and you could be out of a job. Oracle's flagship database product fortunately implements a wide-ranging feature set to aid you in the all-important task of safeguarding against data loss. Recovery Manager, or RMAN, is at the heart of that feature set, and is the tool most-often used to initiate database backup and recovery operations. In this book, well-known authors and database experts Darl Kuhn, Sam Alapati, and Arup Nanda have created a set of examples encompassing the gamut of backup and recovery tasks that you might need to perform. Sometimes, especially when the heat is on, a good example is what you need to get started towards a solution. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c delivers. It’ll be the book you reach for when that dreaded call comes in at 3:00am some dreary morning. It’ll be the book that lets you sleep at night knowing that no matter what transpires, that you've done your job well and can recover from any outage. RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c gets right to the point with quick and easy-to-read, step-by-step solutions that can help you backup and recover your data with confidence. What you’ll learn Reliably back up and recover your database using Oracle's Recovery Manager Let Oracle Database manage your backup files via the Fast Recovery Area Automate backup and recovery tasks by writing scripts Troubleshoot RMAN problems and optimize RMAN performance Recover from the loss of a control file, loss of an online redo log, and from other unusual situations Who this book is for RMAN Recipes for Oracle Database 12c is aimed squarely at Oracle database administrators responsible for database backup and recovery operations. Table of Contents Backup and Recovery 101 Jump-Starting RMAN Using the Fast Recovery Area Using RMAN Configuring the RMAN Environment Using the Recovery Catalog Making Backups with RMAN Maintaining RMAN Backups and the Repository Scripting RMAN Restoring the Control File Performing Complete Recovery Performing Incomplete Recovery Performing Flashback Recovery Handling Online Redo Log Failures Duplicating Databases and Transporting Data Tuning RMAN Troubleshooting RMAN Implementing Oracle Secure Backup Performing Backup and Recovery with Enterprise Manager Using the Data Recovery Advisor Using RMAN on Windows DataGuard RMAN and RAC RMAN and ASM RMAN and Exadata
Understand everything you need to know about Oracle's Integration Cloud Service and how to utilize it optimally for your business About This Book The only guide to Integration Cloud Service in the market Focused on practical action to deliver business value A professional's guide to an expensive product, providing comprehensive training, and showing how to extract real business value from the product Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for any IT professional working with ICS, any Oracle application or cloud solution developer or analyst who wants to work with ICS to deliver business value. What You Will Learn Use ICS to integrate different systems together without needing to be a developer Gain understanding of what a number of technologies and standards provide – without needing to understand the fine details of those standards and technologies Understand the use of connectors that Oracle provide from technology based connections such as file and database connections to SaaS solutions ranging from Salesforce to Twitter Enrich data and extend SaaS integration to route to different instances Utilize a number of tools to help develop and check that your integrations work before connecting to live systems Introduce and explain integration concepts so that the integrations created are maintainable and sustainable for the longer term Provide details on how to keep up to date with the features that Oracle and partners provide in the future Get special connections developed to work with ICS In Detail Businesses are built on data, and applications that access that data. In modern businesses the same cloud-based data stores and applications might be accessed by hundreds of different applications from thousands of different devices via APIs. To make this happen, APIs must be wired together i.e. integrated. Oracle Integration Cloud Service provides a complete method for integrating enterprise applications in the cloud. Integration Cloud Service (ICS) provides a cloud hosted means to integrate systems together using a graphical means to define and represent integrations. This book will be a comprehensive, hands-on guide to building successful, high-availability integrations on ICS. This book sets out to demonstrate how ICS can be used to effectively implement integrations that work both in the cloud and on premise. It starts with a fast, practical introduction to what ICS can do for your business and then shows how ICS allows you to develop integrations not only quickly but in a way that means they are maintainable and extensible. Gradually it moves into more advanced integrations, showing how to achieve sophisticated results with ICS and work with external applications. Finally the book shows you how to monitor cloud apps and go beyond ICS to build even more powerful integrated applications. By the end of the book, you will the knowledge on how to use ICS to solve your own integration needs and harness the technologies in a maintainable and sustainable manner. Style and approach This book will take a pragmatic approach and will be a business-focused guide to delivering business value with ICS.
Master the Powerful Multitenant Features of Oracle Database 12c Govern a scalable, extensible, and highly available enterprise database environment using the practical information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Written by a team of Oracle Masters, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Multitenant shows, step-by-step, how to deploy and manage multitenant configurations across IT frameworks of all types and sizes. Find out how to create databases, work with PDBs and CDBs, administer Oracle Net Services, and automate administrative tasks. Backup and recovery, security, and advanced multitenant options are covered in complete detail. Learn how to: • Build high-performance multitenant Oracle databases • Create single-tenant, multitenant, and application containers • Establish network connections and manage services • Handle security using authentication, authorization, and encryption • Back up and restore your mission-critical data • Work with point-in-time recovery and Oracle Flashback • Move data and replicate and clone databases • Work with Oracle’s Resource Manager and Data Guard