Ready Bundle for Oracle accelerates adoption of a modern database platform. We tested and validated every component, including servers, storage, and software, with Oracle databases. We conducted extensive testing to ensure integration, performance, resiliency, and the development of best practices.
This solution includes small and medium configurations. We tested the small configuration by running the following Oracle RAC databases in parallel:
In our tests, this database platform easily supported 45,000-plus IOPS at sub .75 millisecond latencies for all OLTP databases and 500 MB/s for OLAP databases. Under this database workload, the two PowerEdge R740 servers were 47 percent utilized and the VMAX 250F array accelerated 99.93 percent of all writes from the system cache. When we repurposed the production OLTP databases to development databases, the VMAX inline deduplication engine produced a 5X storage savings per database—1.65 TB of space savings across six development databases. With the unused server and VMAX resources, you can do even more with the small configuration than was tested.
We tested the medium configuration of Ready Bundle for Oracle by running the following Oracle RAC databases in parallel:
Test results show that this database platform more than doubled the supported IOPS compared to the small configuration. The medium configuration supported just over 99,000 IOPS at sub .75 millisecond latencies for all OLTP databases. It supported 350 MB/s for OLAP databases using two PowerEdge R940 servers and a VMAX 250F with more flash drives. Under this database workload, server utilization was 49.5 percent, and the VMAX array accelerated 99.4 percent of all writes. Storage efficiency continued with 5X space savings across the 15 development OLTP databases for a total of 4.14 TB of flash storage space saved. In addition, the medium configuration still had plenty of unused resources that you could use to support even greater workloads.
Sizing the solution for your Oracle ecosystem is a streamlined process because extensive testing provides an accurate foundation for meeting database requirements. As part of the validation process, this guide documents the best practices that we used to configure and accelerate Oracle databases.