Oracle Press Release

Oracle Outperforms NetApp in Midrange Systems on SPECsfs2008 NFS Benchmark, Costs Less Than 1/5 the Price

Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Delivers Outstanding Performance; Result Extends Oracle’s Storage Leadership

Redwood Shores, Calif. – March 15, 2012

News Facts

Oracle today announced its Sun ZFS Storage 7320 appliance beat the NetApp FAS3270 on the SPECsfs2008_nfs benchmark with 32 percent higher throughput and 9 percent faster Overall Response Time (ORT)(1).
The Sun ZFS Storage 7320 appliance delivered 134,140 SPEC SFS2008_nfs ops/sec at an Overall Response Time of 1.51 milliseconds(1) for file serving in a mixed workload environment.
The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance configuration used less than half the rack space and is less than one-fifth the list price of the NetApp FAS3270 test configuration(2).
Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances are the only NAS products engineered together with Oracle Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure software and Oracle Database 11g, as well as the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle’s SPARC SuperCluster T4-4.
Additionally, with Hybrid Columnar Compression support(3) for Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances, customers using Oracle’s NAS systems to manage the lifecycle of data using in-database archiving for OLTP databases and data warehouses are able to increase storage efficiency by 10x to 50x for most datasets, and reduce capital and operating expenses.
In a recent NAS quality survey, Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances earned the highest overall scores for both enterprise and midrange NAS, besting the competition in initial product quality, features, reliability and technical support.

Supporting Quote

“Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances are ideal for high performance NAS environments, with the scalability and efficiency to easily handle customers’ rapidly increasing data growth,” said Phil Bullinger, senior vice president, Storage, Oracle. “This SPECsfs2008 result is further proof that the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance delivers a significant increase in performance at a fraction of the cost of competitive solutions.”

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(1) SPEC and SPECsfs are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Results as of February 22, 2012, for more information see Sun ZFS Storage 7320 Appliance 134,140 SPEC SFS2008_nfs Ops/sec, 1.51 msec ORT, NetApp FAS3270 101,183 SPEC SFS2008_nfs Ops/Sec, 1.66 msec ORT
(2) SPECsfs2008_nfs.v3 Configuration Bill of Materials total rack space and list price for Oracle result of 26U and US$ 179,602 respectively. SPECsfs2008_nfs.v3 Configuration Bill of Materials total rack space and list price for NetApp result of 66U and US$ 1,215,290 respectively.
(3) HCC was not used as part of the SPECsfs2008_nfs testing.

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