By B R Clouse-Oracle on Jul 23, 2014
Provisioning, patching and upgrading databases across an enterprise is often performed individually on each database in the estate. As the estate grows, this becomes a time-consuming and error-prone activity.
Rapid Home Provisioning, one of the many new features and improvements in the just-released 18.104.22.168 version of Oracle Database, addresses this problem by simplifying and streamlining database maintenance. With RHP, you create a single standard Oracle home by applying a new patch level once. This reference home can then be used to rapidly deploy new databases and to easily update hundreds to thousands of existing databases with a single command, without the need to apply the patches to each. Optimizations for networking and storage use make this a very fast and efficient solution.