Here is an interesting online demo that will help you come up to speed on some new technology to clone Oracle databases and Oracle applications.
The product, XClone from Babboo.com is a fully automated cloning solution for Oracle databases and applications.
What is a clone?
Basically a clone is a complete and self-contained working copy of a database environment.
Why Clone a database environment?
Well I can think of many but mostly clones are used to setup development, test, QA, or training type environments that have to be a complete replica of a source database environment.
Just ask yourself how many times you needed, or asked your DBA to create a working copy of production so that you could have a fresh development or testing environment to work in.
Why XClone from Babboo.com?
Good question. Take a look for yourself through their on-line demo and see for yourself.