VMware vSphere is among the top hardware virtualization platforms in the world. VMware vSphere virtualization uses the ESXi hypervisor to allow applications, including high-performance databases, to share compute and storage resources with a single management interface. VMware vSphere is an established virtualization platform with a strong history of reliability and performance. It is ideal for databases like Oracle. VMware vSphere 7 was released in April of 2020 and added these new features:
Every application we used for this Oracle Big Data SQL solution was virtualized to offer consolidated resource management and maximum agility. For example, while testing the data virtualization environment, the engineering team was able to nondisruptively move VMs between hosts using VMotion. The features of the vCenter console for VMware vSphere reduced management time and facilitated an efficient build of the complete data virtualization platform.