This solution is an integrated, validated, and tested database solution. Guesswork, complexity, and risk are exchanged for faster time-to-value, ease of management and support, and an engineered system that is specifically designed for Oracle databases. The solution’s PowerEdge R740 and R940 servers support large database workloads and still have more than 75 percent unused capacity.
Solution test results show that the XtremIO X2 storage array delivers fast response times, with latencies under 0.85 milliseconds and throughput to satisfy demanding OLAP and OLTP databases. Repurposing copies of production to development by using the XtremIO XVC inline deduplication and compression features delivered 1.8X flash space savings with the overall efficiency of 5.6. In addition, features such as replication, which are not discussed in this guide, can provide protection from all types of disasters for Oracle databases.
Automation is the key to reducing the time devoted to routine database provisioning tasks. With AppSync software, you can automate the repurposing and protection of databases. You can repurpose databases on-demand or on a schedule. Either way, the time that is saved by automating the work can then be invested in more valuable activities.
For data protection of the RAC databases running on XtremIO X2 storage, this solution attains goals in terms of CPU utilization, database backup/recovery time, and network throughput. The solution uses inline deduplication and compression to accelerate backup and recovery activity while reducing bandwidth utilization and backup/recovery time, and increasing storage/network throughput. The DD Boost software prevents duplicating backups of similar data, thus reducing the load on the database, storage, and backup host. The DD Boost software also reduces the frequency of full backups, improves RPO and RTO, and reduces load on the data center infrastructure.
Dell EMC has an Oracle team that is devoted to customers who are interested in Ready Solutions for Oracle. Many of these database experts have been working with Oracle for more than 10 years and understand all the dependencies to ensure your success. Dell EMC’s Oracle Specialists can size and configure Ready Solutions for Oracle to meet the needs of your business.