Testing of the Ready Solutions for Oracle with XtremIO X2 and Data Domain shows that the database solution scales well, supports multiple workload types, and enables aggressive consolidation of the enterprise’s ecosystem. Scalability is essential as databases grow in size and number over time. In all use cases, the testing shows that systems can start with just a few databases and support multiple workloads without impacting the overall database performance.
Today’s consolidated data centers must demonstrate the ability to support multiple types of workloads. The capability to consolidate types of workloads enables the business to remove dedicated silos that increase complexity and costs. Testing of the Ready Solutions for Oracle has proven that mixed workloads can be easily consolidated on this solution.
Consolidation of databases to fewer servers results in significant savings for the business. Lower operating and capital expenditures are two possible savings vehicles. Ready Solutions for Oracle have been verified to support RAC, Snap, and Virtualized databases in a heterogeneous workload environment. Even the most aggressive testing resulted in unused resources that could host even more databases.
The use cases included two PowerEdge R940 servers, one PowerEdge R740 server and an XtremIO X2 array. The following is a review of the results of use cases, where the workload spans from one production OLTP RAC database to OLTP RAC database, one each SNAP development OLTP and OLAP standalone databases, and two OLTP standalone virtualized databases running in parallel: