Oracle's Application Engineered Storage is co-developed with Oracle Database and Applications to deliver unique capabilities not available on EMC or any other third-party storage systems. The result is 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.
1. Think Oracle Database runs better on EMC storage? Think again. Oracle's Application Engineered Storage beats general-purpose EMC storage.
Only Oracle storage systems are co-engineered with Oracle’s complete software stack to compress data up to 50x, provision storage at a click of a button, eliminate up to 65% of manual tuning, and speed your Oracle Database queries up to 5x.
Co-engineering Oracle Applications and Oracle Database with Oracle storage results in unique capabilities that are not available on EMC Isilon, VNX, VMAX, and XtremIO. For example, Oracle Database Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) dramatically reduces your storage consumption with 10x-50x compression and up to 5x query performance increases - but only if you're using Oracle storage. 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. The QoS Plus feature of the Oracle Flash Storage System ensures that latency critical Oracle Database IOs are executed first - only available on Oracle FS1 Series 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 - only with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance. With the latest version of OISP, ZS Analytics can reduce the steps to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in Oracle Database 12c pluggable database environments by 67%.
Bottom line: Reducing storage capacity requirements, physical data center footprint, and associated data center costs plus greater automation equal much lower TCO than EMC storage.
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2. Think EMC's SAN storage is optimized for Oracle Database? Think again. Oracle's SAN storage performs better for Oracle customers.
Only Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System offers flash performance, Oracle-unique co-engineering capabilities, granular Quality of Service, and rapid application deployment.
Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System intelligently maximizes the power of flash with the option of exploiting the economics of disk. It is ideal for consolidating SAN storage for multiple Oracle Database images and Oracle Applications. Leveraging Oracle FS1’s unique co-engineered capabilities, customers can take advantage of a reduced requirement for storage capacity using Hybrid Columnar Compression, and expedite application deployment with Application Profiles that enable one-click provisioning of an entire Oracle Database and application environment. Oracle FS1 Series patented Quality of Service (QoS) Plus intelligently places data across four storage tiers to meet performance and cost objectives according to business priorities. In addition, Storage Domains enable customers to create multiple, secure virtual storage systems within one Oracle FS1, each with it's own QoS Plus settings and no intermingling of data with other domains.
Oracle FS1-2 storage systems delivers up to 400x better efficiency with valuable flash resources and 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 Recovery delivers higher performance, tighter integration, and much lower cost.
Achieve up to 29 TB/hr backup and 40 TB/hr restore with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance at 5x lower three-year TCO than EMC Data Domain.
With unique features like Infiniband connectivity to Oracle Engineered Systems and database servers, and the ability to both backup Oracle Databases and directly support development and test environments, the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance for Backup and Recovery runs rings around EMC Data Domain for features and flexibility.
Did you know that all Data Domain systems are available only in single-controller configurations? What happens if this single controller fails? You can't back up, you can't restore, and you could lose critical business data—forever. Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is available in a dual-controller configuration for high availability, so you don't have to worry. In addition, Oracle ZFS Storage can connect to Oracle StorageTek tape solutions for an extra layer of protection. EMC actively discourages the use of tape storage.
4. Think EMC storage is the answer for virtualized and cloud environments? Think again. Oracle storage supports many more VMs and storage domains.
Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances support 1000s of VMs on a single NAS system and form the backbone of Oracle's IT and cloud. And, Oracle FS1 Flash Storage Systems enable secure multi-tenancy 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% faster VM-level troubleshooting, and support over 25M 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 FS1 Flash Storage System's Storage Domains enable IT managers to set up dedicated virtual storage machines for users, applications, or companies. This makes Oracle FS1 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.
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 StorageTek tape libraries that provide superior data integrity and fully redundant access to your data. Combine that with Oracle's 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 deliver extreme performance for data warehousing and OLTP environments, IT simplification, and cost advantages when compared to enterprise servers with EMC VMAX storage.
Oracle co-engineers up and down its entire software and hardware stack to bring applications, data, servers, and storage closer together. We deliver high-performance, best-of-breed general purpose storage systems that combine with Oracle exclusive Application Engineered Storage innovations that help enterprises dramatically accelerate application performance, use less physical storage capacity, and automate manual administrative functions to your IT staff can operate more efficiently. By focusing on the entire application to storage stack, Oracle delivers significantly lower storage TCO and improves the ROI on your software investments. Go to Oracle.com/Storage to learn about Oracle’s Application Engineered Storage solutions.