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

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Application Partitioning

To start, consider reading Oracle 8i Parallel Server Administration, Deployment and Performance for Release 2 (8.1.6) (Part No.A76970-01), available online on the Oracle Technology Network site at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/A87860_01/doc/index.htm.

Although it is more than a decade old, this manual is an excellent primer about the basic problems applications could face in a parallel-server environment and the types of partitioning schemes that can be adopted to overcome them. Subsequent releases of Oracle documentation have eliminated much of this foundational material, which was deemed unnecessary from Oracle 9i RAC onward. Yet a review of Chapters 5 and 6 in particular would do the reader a lot of good, especially ...

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