Reduced Cost of Ownership

Businesses can reduce their cost of ownership by running SAP software on the Oracle Database.

ORACLE REAL APPLICATION CLUSTERS (RAC)

With Oracle's Cache Fusion cluster database architecture, a new shared cache architecture that overcomes the limitations of traditional shared-nothing and shared-disk approaches to provide highly scalable and available database systems, Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) provides SAP users with uninterrupted server access regardless of hardware and/or software failures.

AUTOMATIC STORAGE MANAGEMENT (ASM)

Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is a volume manager and a file system for Oracle database files (single Instance as well as Real Application Clusters implementations). Oracle ASM is Oracle's recommended storage management solution that provides an alternative to conventional volume managers, file systems, and raw devices. Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (ACFS) is a new multi-platform, scalable file system and storage management design that extends Oracle ASM technology to support all of your application data (files other than database files). Oracle ASM Dynamic Volume Manager (ADVM) provides volume management services and a standard disk device driver interface.

ORACLE COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGIES

OLTP Table Compression allows data to be compressed during all types of data manipulation operations, including conventional DML such as INSERT and UPDATE. Index Key Compression enables you to easily compress an Oracle database of single- or multiple-column indexes in your SAP environment. SecureFiles Compression utilizes industry- standard compression algorithms to further minimize the storage requirements of SecureFiles (i.e. unstructured) data. By using these technologies together, 50% or more of the disk space allocated to your Oracle databases in SAP environments can be saved. Additional technologies can reduce the size of backup files or network traffic.

OTHER KEY ORACLE DATABASE FEATURES

Explore other features of Oracle Database to find out why it is the database of choice for the majority of SAP customers.