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Top Performance on Mixed Workloads, Unbeatable for Oracle Databases

There is a storm brewing in IT today that will upset the core ways of doing business with standard data processing platforms. This storm is being fueled by inexorable data growth, competitive pressures to extract maximum value and insight from data, and the inescapable drive to lower costs through unification, convergence, and optimization. The storage market in particular is ripe for disruption. Surprisingly, that storage disruption may just come from a current titan only seen by many as primarily an application/database vendor —Oracle.

When Oracle bought Sun in 2009, one of the areas of expertise brought over was in ZFS, a “next generation” file system. While Oracle clearly intended to compete in the enterprise storage market, some in the industry thought that the acquisition would essentially fold any key IP into narrow solutions that would only effectively support Oracle enterprise workloads. And in fact, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances have been successfully and stealthily moving into more and more data centers as the DBA-selected best option for “database” and “database backup” specific storage.

But the truth is that Oracle has continued aggressive development on all fronts, and its ZFS Storage Appliance is now extremely competitive as scalable enterprise storage, posting impressive benchmarks topping other comparative solutions. What happens when support for mixed workloads is also highly competitive? The latest version of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances, the new ZS3 models, become a major contender as a unified, enterprise featured, and affordable storage platform for today’s data center, and are positioned to bring Oracle into enterprise storage architectures on a much broader basis going forward.

In this report we will take a look at the new ZS3 Series and examine how it delivers both on its “application engineered” premise and its broader capabilities for unified storage use cases and workloads of all types. We’ll briefly examine the new systems and their enterprise storage features, especially how they achieve high performance across multiple use cases. We’ll also explore some of the key features engineered into the appliance that provide unmatched support for Oracle Database capabilities like Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) with Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) which provides heat map driven storage tiering. We’ll also review some of the key benchmark results and provide an indication of the TCO factors driving its market leading price/performance.

Publish date: 09/10/13
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Oracle ZS3 produces impressive results

When Sun was an independent company I always thought their storage product line was inferior to offerings from EMC, HDS, NetApp, HP and other major purveyors of storage during that time. But I also saw that ZFS was one of the highest performing, most complete and highly available file systems in the market, even if Sun at that time wasn't fully taking advantage of that in the market. All that has changed in the hands of Oracle.

  • Premiered: 08/22/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
Topic(s): Storage NetApp Oracle ZS3 ZS3-2 Sun Microsystems SPC-2E
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What NetApp's Acquisition of SolidFire Means

Last month NetApp acquired SolidFire for $870M. It is by far the biggest acquisition in NetApp’s history.

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Amazon Simple Storage Service spurs on-premises storage

Amazon S3 has been such a smashing success that it will likely become the third pillar -- after block and file -- of storage protocols.

  • Premiered: 06/06/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Kato TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA S3 TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA Storage TBA Simple Storage Service TBA IaaS TBA PaaS TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA cloud infrastructure TBA Public Cloud TBA API TBA NFS TBA Sun Microsystems TBA NAS TBA distributed data TBA Cloudian TBA Spectra Logic TBA Glacier
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Enterprise cloud storage boosted by Oracle Cloud Converged Storage

Hybrid cloud storage systems sound great in theory. So why has it taken vendors so long to produce one that's actually 'hybrid'?

  • Premiered: 05/04/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Oracle
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA HCS TBA Storage TBA Hybrid TBA Cloud Storage TBA enterprise cloud TBA cloud infrastructure TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Oracle TBA Oracle ZFS TBA cloud converged storage TBA converged storage TBA converged TBA convergence TBA IBM TBA Dell EMC TBA NetApp TBA cloud gateway TBA Attunity TBA CloudBeam TBA Sun Microsystems TBA Sun TBA NAS TBA High Performance