Hardware, not hackers, usually causes Oracle database downtime
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.
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