Given the intimate relationship between the Oracle Database and the storage it resides on it is important to ensure the interface between the two is efficient and robust. This is why Oracle and the storage vendors have invested so much in the interface and interrelationship of database and storage. There is a stack of storage management software, programs, and practices available for the Oracle database. All of the components in the stack are highly tuned and optimized for use with the Oracle database. They are the most performant, scalable, reliable, easy to use, and inexpensive way of using storage with the Oracle database.
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