A few years ago, Exadata was a future technology for an Oracle DBA. Now knowledge on Exadata is either a must for an Oracle dba or one of the lines in his/her “To Do” list. In this manner, top things you must know about Exadata are: how to make use of its performance features & how to keep it maximum available. In this session you will learn the built in high availability features of Exadata including hardware, server and storage redundancy. The important availability considerations in the first installation of the Database Machine will be discussed. We will cover the options to backup an Exadata Database and also disaster recovery solutions. Recommendations of Oracle’s “Maximum Availability Architecture” in all these areas will be the underlined sentences.