The Dell Technologies PowerStore storage platform can accelerate and quickly repurpose or protect a MySQL database using snapshots. In this solution, the Dell Technologies SQL Server team ran MySQL with HammerDB to generate an OLTP workload. While running the OLTP workload, the SQL Server team observed strong performance and found that the PowerStore storage platform was a powerful choice for MySQL databases.
The final use case was to quickly provision and repurpose a copy of a production MySQL database while the database was not running. The engineering team was able to snapshot the database and repurpose a copy in a matter of minutes. With PowerStore snapshots, the enterprise can streamline lifecycle management of MySQL databases and protect its data.