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Edition-Based Redefinition – The Key to Zero-Downtime Application Patching and Upgrade

On the 1st of the December, SWEOUG has the privilege to be hosted by Bryn Llewellyn, Distinguished Product Manager at Oracle.

In general, patching or upgrading the artefacts in an Oracle Database that implement an application’s back end involves changing two or more functionally dependent objects. Because each DDL auto commits, such changes inevitably imply that the system is mutually inconsistent once the patching begins and that its integrity is regained only when patching completes. Before EBR, your only option, therefore, was to take downtime. EBR allows you to create a semantic copy of the live system within the same database so that you can make your changes to that while the live system remains in interrupted use. Of course, the quota-consuming data must be mutually synchronised, transactionally. EBR supports this too. This workshop explains how it all works.

Bryn Llewellyn

At the end of this workshop, you will appreciate the conceptual and practical challenges that any technology that aims to support zero-downtime application patching must meet. You will understand how EBR meets these challenges. And you will realize that no other conceivable approach could meet these. You will gain a deep understanding of EBR’s key features: the edition, the editioning view, and the crossedition trigger. The workshop will prioritize giving you a robust mental model so that you will be able confidently to design how you will adopt EBR in your database and then implement EBR exercises to meet your zero-downtime patching requirements. You will be shown the SQL statements and PL/SQL subprogram calls that you need in sufficient detail to make your new understanding concrete and immediately usable.

Register Bryn Llewellyn master class on EBR here

This event is also held on 27th of november in Germany more info here

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