or 10 compelling reasons why you may need a catalog database (alternative title). The title of this session is on purpose thought provoking. The author is an experience Oracle DBA in Oracle backup & recovery area. During the presentation he will go through top reasons why you may need to implement RMAN catalog database and give you additional ideas on how you can improve your backups leveraging additional benefits provided by RMAN catalog database. The author will explain in what cases and why you may not need the catalog database. You will go away with a clear understanding on how to benefit from RMAN catalog database and when it may be optional. This is another presentation from author's popular RMAN papers.