Does Shareplex support Oracle Parallel Server (OPS) architecture?
Shareplex only supports Oracle 9i RAC and higher. The Oracle 8i OPS architecture is not supported by Shareplex.
Please refer to Shareplex Release Notes for supported Oracle and OS platforms.
Grid computing is the co-ordinated (controlled) use of many servers/resources and storage acting as one large computer where the resources can be provisioned and de-provisioned on demand. Both RAC and OPS are Oracle terms for grid computing. In Oracle 7.x and 8.x, the grid architecture was referred to as OPS whereas starting with Oracle 9i, it is referred to as RAC. There are differences in how RAC and OPS function. For more information on RAC, OPS and Grid computing, refer to Oracle documentation.