Pillar Axiom Software

Integrated and Available Software for the Pillar Axiom Product Line
Oracle’s Pillar Axiom storage system uses a patented, Quality-of-Service-based architecture that works with both predefined and administrator-created policies to deliver a robust, efficient, and easy way to manage storage environments. Multiple storage systems can be easily administered using Pillar Axiom’s graphical user interface or command line interface. Replication, data protection services, copy services, capacity planning, and a host of other enterprise features provide a complete, powerful, software environment for enterprise storage deployments.


  • Hybrid Columnar Compression support with Oracle Database for industry-leading compression of in-database archives
  • Easy-to-use graphical user interface
  • Intuitive application profiles for quicker provisioning
  • Active-active clustering for high availability and scalable performance
  • Automatic software path fail-over capability
  • Use thin provisioning to reduce application downtime
  • Synchronous and asynchronous data replication
  • Able to clone LUNs or file systems
  • Create full volume copies
  • Create multiple virtual storage environments from the same system
  • Rich suite of connection protocols and networking technology


  • Support for Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS and CIFS connectivity
  • Multipath Host and fail-over support for Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris, HP-UX, AIX
  • Remote management using SSH, SMPT and SNMP
  • Support for Microsoft VSS
  • Support for Oracle's SMI-S implementation
  • Scriptable CLI
  • Write Once, Read Many (WORM) technology


Capability Benefit Result
Quality of service design Allows performance to be aligned with application business value under any load condition Ensures predicable performance for each application when consolidating storage or each client in cloud environments
Online Quality of Service adjustments Optimizes Pillar Axiom to any applications I/O need on-the-fly Provides performance when needed most
Hybrid Columnar Compression support for Oracle Database 10x to 50x reduction in storage footprint for Oracle databases with in-database archives 3x to 5x reduction in storage purchases and operational expenses compared to competitive systems
Thin provisioning Only purchase capacity as needed Reduces up-front capital expenditures
Optimized multi-tenant design Greater storage security and on-line maintenance and upgrades Supports public and private clouds and increases data availability
Easy-to-use GUI Quick and accurate provisioning with simple overall management Reduces operational expenditures and mitigates risk
Distance replication and application consistency protection Rapid application consistent recovery from data loss, corruption and/or environmental disasters Reduces risk of data loss
Capacity planning Understand the impact of adding additional applications (I/O load) to Pillar Axiom Insures that you will not experience unexpected performance issues
Wide array of supported storage protocols Match the most appropriate protocol to your application Improves I/O efficiency and reduces capital expenditures