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Oracle Engineered Storage is codeveloped with Oracle Database, Applications, and Cloud to deliver unique capabilities not available from EMC or any other third-party storage systems. The result is cloud-ready storage that delivers higher performance, greater efficiency, and lower costs in Oracle environments. With Oracle storage, you can accelerate access to your most frequently used data, simplify IT deployments, and reduce capital and operating expenses for all your storage needs, both on premises and in Oracle Cloud.

Speed. Simplicity. Savings. Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

Speed. Simplicity. Savings. ZFS Storage Appliance

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Top Six Reasons to Think Again When Considering EMC Storage

1. Think Oracle Database runs better on EMC storage? Think again. Oracle Engineered Storage beats general-purpose EMC storage.

Only Oracle storage systems are coengineered with Oracle’s complete software stack to compress data up to 50x, provision storage at a click of a button, eliminate up to 65 percent of manual tuning, and speed your Oracle Database queries up to 5x.

Coengineering Oracle Applications and Oracle Database with Oracle storage results in unique capabilities that are not available from any EMC product. For example, Oracle Database Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) dramatically reduces your storage consumption with 10x-50x compression and increases query performance up to 5x. The Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) feature of Oracle Database 12c lets you implement usage-based policies to automate HCC compression and storage tiering, and you can only take advantage of the full power of ADO with HCC on Oracle storage. And Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol (OISP) establishes a private communication channel between Oracle Database 12c and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances to deliver a 65 percent reduction in manual administration of NAS devices. With the latest version of OISP, DTrace Analytics can reduce the steps to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in Oracle Database 12c pluggable database environments by 67 percent.

Bottom line: Reducing storage capacity requirements, physical data center footprint, and associated data center costs, along with greater automation equal much lower TCO than EMC storage.

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2. Think EMC’s flash storage is optimized for Oracle Database? Think again. Oracle All Flash FS storage performs better for Oracle customers.

Only Oracle All Flash FS Storage System offers flash performance, Oracle-unique coengineering capabilities, granular IO prioritization based on business value, and rapid application deployment. It is ideal for consolidating SAN storage for multiple Oracle Database images and Oracle Applications while delivering high performance with predictable low latency. Leveraging Oracle’ss unique coengineered capabilities, you can take advantage of a reduced requirement for storage capacity with Hybrid Columnar Compression and expedite application deployment with application profiles that enable one-click provisioning of Oracle Database and applications. With IO prioritization, Oracle All Flash FS enables you to meet performance objectives according to business priorities. In addition, storage domains enable you to create multiple, highly secure, virtual storage systems within one Oracle All Flash FS, each with its own IO prioritization settings. This eliminates the noisy neighbor problem, and prevents intermingling of data with other domains.

The result? Oracle All Flash FS delivers significantly better TCO, compared to EMC VNX, and up to 9x better performance than the all-flash EMC XtremIO, at half the price.

3. Think EMC Data Domain is the best solution for Oracle Database backup and recovery? Think again. Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance for Backup and Restore delivers higher performance, tighter integration, and much lower cost.

Achieve up to 50 TB/hr backup and 60 TB/hr restore with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance at a much lower cost than EMC Data Domain.

With unique features like Infiniband connectivity to Oracle Engineered Systems and database servers, and the ability to both back up Oracle Databases and directly support DevTest environments, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance for Backup and Recovery runs rings around EMC Data Domain for features and flexibility.

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4. Think EMC storage is the answer for virtualized and cloud environments? Think again. Oracle storage supports many more VMs and storage domains and is engineered for Oracle Cloud.

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances support thousands of VMs on a single NAS system and form the backbone of Oracle’s IT and Cloud. And Oracle All Flash FS Storage System enables secure multitenancy and quality of service ideal for virtualized SAN environments.

For NAS workloads, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances provide proven support to over 10,000 VMs in a single system, deliver 70 percent faster VM-level troubleshooting, and support over 30 million Oracle Cloud users today. With a highly parallel, cache-centric architecture and Hybrid Storage Pools, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances efficiently handle heavily virtualized environments, all at a much lower TCO than EMC storage. Accelerate VM performance, reduce footprint, and spend less time tuning and troubleshooting.

With its extreme security and highly granular data placement, Oracle All Flash FS Storage Domains enable IT managers to set up dedicated virtual storage machines for users, applications, or companies. This makes Oracle All Flash FS an ideal platform for private, hybrid, and public clouds, or for consolidating multiple SAN arrays, lowering operational expenses through reduced management, power, cooling, and space costs.

What’s more, Oracle unique ability to engineer cloud-ready storage ensures that the systems you select on premises today provide a easy and seamless extension to Oracle Public Cloud. Without a public cloud of its own, EMC can’t deliver the holistic cloud strategy that’s critical for cloud success.

5. Think archiving your data on EMC Data Domain is cost effective? Think again. The TCO for Oracle archiving solutions is substantially lower.

For long-term archive, the TCO of disk-based solutions can be 26 times higher than the TCO of the tape-based solutions.

If you are considering maintaining an online archive with EMC Data Domain or Centera, be prepared to pay more and have lower data availability. Most archived data is never accessed, so why pay for an expensive, disk-only solution that continually consumes power based on the size of your archive? Oracle's tiered storage approach combines disk storage for high-performance access to metadata and recently used data files with low-cost, highly energy-efficient Oracle StorageTek tape libraries that provide superior data integrity and fully redundant access to your data. Combine that with policy-based archiving software that is easy to set up, easy to use, and easy to maintain, and you will be able to seamlessly archive almost limitless amounts of information and save money at the same time.

6. Think EMC leads in storage innovation? Think again. Oracle Exadata Database Machine redefines enterprise database storage.

Oracle Exadata customers get up to 10x higher I/O performance and a typical storage reduction of 10 to 15x with a smaller data center footprint than EMC storage.

Only Oracle can innovate and optimize at every layer of the stack to simplify data center operations, drive down costs, and accelerate business insight. Oracle Exadata Database Machine takes an innovative, integrated approach to the storage and processing of Oracle Database data to simplify IT, deliver extreme performance for data warehousing and OLTP environments, and reduce costs when compared to enterprise servers with EMC VMAX storage.

Oracle coengineers hardware, software, and cloud to bring applications, data, servers, and storage closer together. We deliver cloud-ready, high-performance, best-of-breed, general-purpose storage systems that include exclusive Oracle innovations to help enterprises accelerate application performance, reduce physical storage capacity, and automate manual administrative functions so your IT staff can operate more efficiently. By focusing on the entire storage to application and cloud stack, Oracle delivers significantly lower storage TCO and improves the ROI on your software investments. Go to to learn more about Oracle Engineered Storage solutions.

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