"The year 2005 has been a great year for the IT industry, mainly
the Web but for databases too. Oracle had a very busy year with
acquisitions and its continued support and contribution to Open
Source Community (like membership on Eclipse Board, JDeveloper was
"To top it all, it has been a RAC year for Oracle. Oracle had
just about a flat year in revenues and it was RAC that was the
hero. So, you see RAC is getting more and more attention and is
being adopted more rapidly than ever. I see RAC deployment, with
help of Virtualization technologies such as ESX Server, only to
soar higher in 2006.
"In this article, we will go through the preparation and
planning. We will take time to study the groundbreaking
technologies like OCFS2 and ASMlib and breeze through the ESX
Server in general..."