The image maxav032.gif shows the hierarchy of HA architectures. At the base is the core database, which includes the following HA features:
At the next level of availability are the following architectures:
"RAC only" has the following HA capabilities:
"Data Guard only" has the following HA capabilities:
Streams has the following HA capability: replication.
At the top of the HA pyramid is the most highly availably architecture, Maximum Availability Architecture, which builds on "RAC only" and "Data Guard only".
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