Efficient data management and resilience are key issues to be addressed when it comes to putting your data into the cloud. Few organizations have the luxury of being able to take their applications and services completely offline during any subsequent migration or infrastructure maintenance. So, anything that helps them maintain the availability of a primary, mission-critical database in the meantime is likely to win approval amongst database administrators (DBAs).
Amazon Web Services (AWS) first released Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle, a fully managed commercial database service that automates many administrative tasks – including hardware provisioning, configuration, software patches, monitoring and data backups – back in 2011, leaving DBAs free to spend more time concentrating on application development and other more pressing tasks.
Now, Amazon RDS for Oracle is making it easier to do just that with a key update to its proposition – Data Guard (DG) switchover. The new feature turbocharges data protection and management of Amazon RDS for Oracle by making it faster and safer for customers to test and maintain Oracle database environments both on-premises and in the AWS cloud.
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