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About If you could create as many copies as you wanted of production databases for development, reporting and QA, how many would you create? 10,20, a 100? It is easily possible in the space of a single copy of the production database using thin provision cloning. Thin provision cloning give enormous disk savings by sharing the majority of source database data blocks. Thin provision cloning is just the core technology of database virtualization. Database virtualization goes beyond thin provision cloning technology to provide agile corporate data management.
Virtual databases can be created, refreshed, rolled back, rolled forward and deleted in seconds. Virtual databases can be provisione...