Oracle aims to make databases self-managing

May 1, 2003

[From ComputerWeekly]

Database staff using the Oracle Enterprise Manager product will be able to aggregate multiple databases and other Oracle-based systems in a single browser-based view, said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice-president, database and application server technologies, at Oracle.

"It's our goal to make the database self-managing and make it invisible," he said. That includes not just databases, but any Oracle-related aspect of the datacentre, such as the response times for transactions on a web page.

Currently, administrators are generally limited to managing the health of a single system at one time. To make configuration more automatic, Oracle plans to enhance its product range so Enterprise Manager can automatically take feeds from multiple database and application server products and centralise the information for presentation to administrators.

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