Hardware, not hackers, usually causes Oracle database downtime

Thursday, 22 June 2006, 10:41 AM EST

Faulty hardware, not hackers, caused most of the unplanned downtime experienced by Oracle databases in the past year, according to the results of a recent survey by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG).

Despite the growing need for round-the-clock availability, more than seven out of 10 Oracle databases were down more than an hour in the past year, according to the IOUG's April survey, which included 265 members -- most of them database administrators, developers or managers.

At Computerworld.

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