Oracle Data Guard is no longer just a database disaster recovery oriented solution, it can be used in much broader way for many purposes. In this presentation the audience will learn and understand how best they can utilize their Oracle Data guard environment, to offload RMAN backups from Primary database to the Standby database, how to convert the standby database to read write mode for a short period of time using the snapshot database feature, real time query over standby databases etc. Additionally, this session will discuss all the major Oracle 12c standby new features, including the benefits of Far Sync and how easy to do the rolling standby upgrade procedure.
Syed Jaffar Hussain has over 20 years I.T. experience that includes more than 15 years of production Oracle database administration. Oracle has honored him with the prestigious Oracle ACE Director role, and named him DBA of the Year for 2011, both for his excellent knowledge and contributions to the Oracle community. He is an Oracle Certified Master (OCM) for Oracle Database 10g--a status granted only after passing extenstive challenges in a hands-on environment. He is also an Oracle Database 10g RAC Certified Expert. Syed Jaffar co-authored of the Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Clusters Essentials, Expert Oracle RAC 12c books, currently co-authoring Oracle Exadata Expert's Handbook and he blogs regularly at http://jaffardba.blogspot.com