Oracle Beats NetApp with 2x the Performance at Less Than Half the Cost
Oracle’s Third-Generation Sun ZFS Storage Appliances Deliver Enterprise OLTP Performance and Efficiency
ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 3, 2011
Oracle today announced its third-generation Sun ZFS Storage Appliances, which offer enterprise NAS functionality, enterprise OLTP performance, efficiency, data integrity and integration with Oracle software, and exceptional SAN performance.
Demonstrating performance leadership, Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance delivered 2x the SAN performance at less than half the cost per SPC-1 IOPS of NetApp’s FAS 3270A on the SPC-1 benchmark (1).
The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance’s result of 137,066 SPC-1 IOPS at $2.99/ SPC-1 IOPS (1) more than doubles the NetApp 3270A’s 68,035 SPC-1 IOPS at a fraction of its $7.48/ SPC-1 IOPS (2) when comparing SAN configurations.
Oracle’s third-generation Sun ZFS Storage Appliances include significant enhancements to its industry-leading Hybrid Storage Pool technology which accelerates IOPS performance and enables customers to maintain optimal performance under heavy utilization.
With Hybrid Columnar Compression support 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 will be able to increase storage efficiency by 10x to 50x for most datasets, and reduce capital and operating expenses.
Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances lead the industry with InfiniBand connectivity, which is 4x faster than 10 Gigabit Ethernet options from NetApp, to lower data access latencies and speed business critical operations.
In addition to capacity-optimized disk drives, Oracle’s latest Sun ZFS Storage Appliances also feature 15,000 RPM SAS-2 drives with 300GB and 600GB capacity, which accelerate non-cached reads and high-volume synchronous writes and enable customers to run both databases and applications that stream large amounts of data faster and with fewer resources.
Nearly 3,000 enterprises, including ¼ of the Fortune 100, and Oracle IT and Oracle Cloud Services, trust Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances to support their business-critical applications.
"Oracle's latest enhancements to its Sun ZFS Storage Appliances take them to an entirely new level in performance, efficiency and - ultimately - value," said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Particularly noteworthy is the Hybrid Columnar Compression support that Oracle is adding to the mix, which means these storage solutions can significantly reduce an Oracle customer's storage footprint, CAPEX and OPEX. Customers looking for performance and cost savings should certainly consider the ZFS Storage Appliance."
“Oracle is changing the dynamics of the storage market in a single step, giving enterprise customers a quantum leap in achievable performance and efficiency,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “Third generation software, third generation disk drives, and unique Oracle integration like Hybrid Columnar Compression on the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance enable Oracle storage customers to achieve business results and reduce cost at levels other storage solutions can’t match.”
“The extreme performance in our SPC-1 results was driven by Oracle’s innovative Hybrid Storage Pool architecture and demonstrates the power of integrated hardware and software,” said Phil Bullinger, senior vice president, Storage, Oracle. “Deep integration between Oracle Solaris, ZFS and our patented automated tiering software helps eliminate performance bottlenecks and makes the ZFS Storage Appliance the clear choice for enterprise-class storage.”
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Results as of October 3, 2011. Source: Storage Performance Council