Oracle Database on Oracle Solaris helps customers lower IT costs and delivers a high quality of service by enabling consolidation onto database clouds and engineered systems.
Oracle Solaris 11 takes advantage of Oracle’s SPARC architecture – the world’s fastest microprocessor and computer system and it is specifically optimized for the Oracle Database. SPARC T5-4 Produces World Record Single Server TPC-H @3000GB Benchmark Result.
Database performance and scalability is greatly increased with Oracle Solaris 11 which is architected to provide support for tens of thousands of CPU cores and hundreds of terabytes of memory capacity, practically limitless virtualization and even higher reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) for future SPARC and x86 servers. For example, the new Virtual Memory subsystem is able to manage memory requests much faster and leverages the SPARC T4,T5 2GB large pages.
Another example is the Database Smart Flash Cache feature which was introduced in Oracle Database 11g Release 2. It allows customers to expand the database buffer cache beyond the main memory to a second level cache on flash memory thereby greatly increasing transaction throughput and improving application response times for IO-intensive applications. This feature is only available on Oracle Solaris (Oracle Solaris 11 or Oracle Solaris 10 10/08 or later) and Oracle Enterprise Linux.
Mission Critical Reliability, Availability and Serviceability
You can reduce downtime costs by protecting your business from all common causes of planned and unplanned downtime, by running your database on Oracle Solaris. System and service availability are greatly increased with Oracle Solaris Predictive Self Healing using SMF technology and FMA to diagnose, isolate, and help recover from hardware, database and application faults. The most extensive enterprise High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions are offered by Oracle Solaris Cluster. Together, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster offer the most extensive RAS solutions for the largest portfolio of mission-critical applications.
Cost-effective and Secure Data Management
Compression, de-duplication, on-disk encryption, end-to-end checksums, triple-parity RAID, Hybrid Storage Pools and a self-healing file system that prevents silent data corruption make ZFS the most efficient, reliable and secure file system for your database. ZFS is the default file system in Oracle Solaris 11.
Oracle's Sun ZFS Appliance family, which delivers enterprise-class network, attached storage (NAS) capabilities with leading Oracle integration, simplicity, efficiency, performance, and TCO is based on Oracle Solaris ZFS technology.
Essential Security and Accountability
Oracle provides a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions to ensure data privacy, protect against insider threats, and enable regulatory compliance for both Oracle and non-Oracle Databases. Oracle Solaris security technologies protect data, applications, users, and the operating system itself. Data is protected at rest and in motion with discretionary and mandatory access control, data encryption, and integrity protection. Oracle Solaris reduces risk of insider attacks using role based access control and delegated administration. It assists in compliance with auditing and logging and provides trusted labeled security and multi-level access control.
Oracle Database Tablespace Encryption performance is greatly increased automatically when running on Oracle Solaris on SPARC T4 and T5 systems by transparently using the crypto accelerator. It enables customers to reduce risk by using encryption more pervasively. For example, Oracle SPARC T5 servers running Oracle Solaris deliver 3.9x encryption performance over Intel Xeon E5-2690.
Oracle Database audit and event logs can be consolidated with Oracle Solaris logs with the Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall product which expands enterprise auditing capabilities by collecting, consolidating, and managing such logs.
Agile Cloud Environments
Rapid provisioning of highly dynamic public or private database clouds is enabled with Oracle Solaris built-in features such as Oracle Solaris Zones and Network Virtualization enable rapid provisioning of highly dynamic public and private cloud environments for your database. Multiple versions of Oracle Database can run in different zones per your application needs and system resources can be assigned and managed for each.
Unique Observability and Diagnostics
You can troubleshoot database performance problems in real time on production systems with Oracle Solaris DTrace. DTrace is designed to safely and quickly identify the root cause of system performance problems without rebooting the kernel or recompiling — or even restarting—applications. It provides a single view of the software stack—from kernel to application— leading to rapid identification of performance bottlenecks.
Fastest Deployment, Lowest Risk
You can greatly decrease your time to deploy and lower your risk by using Oracle Engineered systems or Oracle Optimized Solutions for your database. Oracle’s Engineered Systems running Oracle Solaris 11 – SPARC SuperCluster, Exadata Database Machine, Exalogic Elastic Cloud – provide ultimate reliability, fastest deployment and lower cost for Oracle deployments.
Oracle Optimized Solutions which are designed, tested, and fully documented architectures that are tuned for optimal performance and availability, leverage the innovative, built-in functionality of Oracle Solaris 11 to enable customers to lower their total cost of ownership, mitigate risk, accelerate business agility, and improve user productivity.
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