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Oracle Database 11g Oracle Real Application Clusters Handbook, Second Edition by K Gopalakrishnan

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Grid Computing with Clusters

Clustering is part of Oracle’s grid computing methodology, by which several low-cost commodity hardware components are networked together to achieve increased computing capacity. Scalability on demand is achieved by adding additional nodes and distributing the workload to the available machines.

Scalability and application performance improvement can be done via three methods:

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