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Application Continuity for Data Stage - Oracle DB 19c

The Oracle 12.2 version has a feature called 'Application Continuity'. Application Continuity is used to improve the user experience when handling both unplanned outages and planned maintenance. It masks outages from end users and applications by recovering the in-flight work for impacted database sessions following outages. Application Continuity performs this recovery beneath the application so that the outage appears to the application as a slightly delayed execution. 

The impact for this will be for anybody who is connecting Data Stage to an Oracle database 12.2 version. 

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  • Dec 10 2019
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? As end user of Data Stage application who is doing reporting on Oracle database version 12.2, I don't want to be impacted by database outages.
How should it work?

1. The proposed solution is stated in the oracle documentation https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/options/clustering/applicationcontinuity/overview/application-continuity-wp-12c-1966213.pdf page 19 - "Configuring Application Continuity". For more details please check the link.

2. The measurable benefits will be for users who are connecting Data Stage jobs to an Oracle database 12.2 version. Application Continuity masks outages from end users and applications by recovering the in-flight work for impacted database sessions following outages.

3. There is no workaround. 

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification Idea is ranked "high" since it avoids the impact on users in case of certain Oracle database 12.2 maintenance activities.
Customer Name ING Tech
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    Guest commented
    5 Oct 11:05am

    Hi Team,

    Do you have any news regarding App Continuity for Data Stage ?

    Thanks

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    Guest commented
    23 Apr 07:07pm

    Oracle 19c is a good option for us ( with Data Stage 11.7 )

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    Virginie Grandhaye commented
    31 Mar 04:43pm

    Given that Oracle 12c is going out of support soon, we can consider certifying this for oracle 19c (the one advised by Oracle, to be the long term support release for 12c, as you can see here https://www.oracle.com/nz/database/technologies/). Are you considering an upgrade of the database on your side, or is 12c a mandatory requirement here?

    Best Regards,

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