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What is Oracle?

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Data protection is more than just firewalls and passwords. It also includes having a system to house your data and organize it, so it is easy to retrieve, alter and use for whatever purpose. Oracle is one such data management system that can store and protect data until it is ready for use. 

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What Is Oracle?

Oracle is a relational database management system. It is an organized collection of structured data and information stored in a computer system designed for enterprise grid computing and data warehousing. Enterprising grid computing is one of the most cost-effective data and application management methods. It allows you to store large amounts of data,  like videos, images, text, numbers, audio, etc. 

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Main Features

Here are some Oracle features that help manage your database

  1. Scalability

With features like Real-life Application Clustering and Portability, databases can be scaled based on usage. It provides consistency and concurrency in the database environment through upgrades, maintaining application continuity, quality management, rolling instance migrations, etc.

  1. Availability

With the Oracle Data Guard feature, the database system functions in a high computing environment. It is never offline and provides an all-time data availability. It utilizes a copy of the primary or secondary database to operate during any failure. So, the database is always active, making data always available. Even during backups and partial failures, there are no interruptions to the database that stop it from functioning. 

  1. Security

Oracle Advanced Security features come with two database protection mechanisms, TDE (Transparent Data Encryption) and Data Redaction. TDE encrypts data at the source level and after its export, while Data Redaction facilitates redaction at the application level. Other security features monitor data access and usage through authorization by controlling and editing user permissions and restricting access to vulnerable spaces. 

  1. Backup & Recovery

The Recovery Management feature monitors the backup and recovery of the entire database. It ensures data gets backed up, recovered, and restored at any time. So, in case of any database system failures, information can be retrieved and restored even during downtime or outages.

  1. Performance

With intentional high-performance features, the database can facilitate efficient data storage, retrieval, and alteration. Plus, the database’s infrastructure can facilitate increased query execution time and operation, allowing faster data retrieval and alteration. 

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Why You Need Oracle

  1. Reduced Operational Costs

Oracle allows for consolidating multiple databases on a single database. This will, in return, leave less to be spent on licensing and operation fees. Plus, cloud sizing allows for everyday use. But, in the event of a peak, cloud bursting can be used to facilitate temporary increases. 

  1. Flexibility:

Oracle enables a single database for multiple data types. So, there’s no need to create a separate database for each data type. All can be housed and protected under one roof. 

  1. Secure Data Structure

Oracle has specific features that individually and collectively protect data in various ways. The system provides protection by assessing, detecting, and preventing data security threats. It does this through database security solutions like encryption, key management, data masking, privileged user access controls, activity monitoring, and auditing. All are done for protection against data loss or breaches. 

WebCreek has expert team members in Oracle and many other database management systems ready to help you to manage, organize and protect your data. Reach out to us to know more.