Viz Pilot User Guide

Version 8.0 | Published May 30, 2017 ©

Database Configuration

Most features of the Viz Pilot system require a database connection, usually an Oracle database. However, Viz Pilot 7.0 and later support using Graphic Hub as a database.

Comparison of Oracle Database vs Graphic Hub Database

  • Oracle is designed for performance when handling large amounts of data. Graphic Hub is designed for ease of use and low maintenance costs.

  • There are more options for tuning and customization with Oracle. Graphic Hub just works out of the box.

  • The main reason for using Graphic Hub as the database, is ease of setup and maintenance. Typical Viz Pilot systems already have a Graphic Hub, so by moving the database into it, instead of Oracle, there’s one less component to install and maintain.

  • Graphic Hub comes with its own tools for maintenance tasks, like importing and exporting data, backup and replication. With Graphic Hub there’s no need to keep a dedicated database administrator.

  • Object Store is not supported by Graphic Hub.