Oracle 12c ASM: A New Frontier
When Automatic Storage Management (ASM) was introduced in 10gR1, it was simply marketed as the volume manager for the Oracle database. ASM was designed as a purpose-built host-based volume management and file system that is integrated with the Oracle database. These simple ideas delivered a powerful solution that eliminates many headaches DBAs and storage administrators once had with managing storage in an Oracle environment.
However, ASM has now become an integral part of the enterprise stack. ASM is not only a significant part of the Oracle Clusterware stack, but is also a core component of Engineered ...