I have used Ansible to build and configure a single node of a RAC for my OCM 12C studies.
Although my solution has a few rough edges, it does reliably build a single RAC node.
Struck a problem today with Logical Standby due to SYS.AUD$.
In Bottom-Up Enterprise Information Systems: Rethinking the Roles of Central IT Departments (behind a pay-wall), Chua and Storey look at strategies for Central IT departments to handle the challenge of these new systems.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here's an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Today, a quick performance comparison came back to bite me, and it was all about percentages.