By Tarek Salama on Dec 02, 2013
Consolidation can minimize idle resources and lower costs when you host multiple schemas, applications or databases on a target system. Consolidation is a core enabler for deploying Oracle Database on public and private clouds.
Within IT departments, consolidation is one of the major strategies that organizations are pursuing to achieve greater efficiencies in their operations. Consolidation allows organizations to increase the utilization of IT resources so that idle cycles can be minimized. This in turn lowers costs because fewer resources are required to achieve the same outcome. For example, applications that experience peak load at different times of the day can share the same hardware, rather than using dedicated hardware which will be idle during the non-peak periods.
Database consolidation can be achieved in many different ways depending on the systems and circumstances involved. Running multiple application schemas in one single database, hosting multiple databases on a single platform, or a hybrid of the two configurations are all valid forms of database consolidation.[Read More]