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Oracle Reinvents Database Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance

Now available, the industry’s only solution to offer end-to-end data protection for Oracle databases eliminates data loss and maintains business availability

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Sep 29, 2014

News Summary

During his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison announced the general availability of Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, the world's first and only engineered system designed specifically for Oracle Database protection. This massively scalable appliance delivers unparalleled data protection, efficiency, and scalability.

News Facts

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  • Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (Recovery Appliance) is the first appliance ever to deliver zero data loss protection for critical Oracle Databases. When using today’s solutions to restore a database, businesses typically lose all data generated since the last backup—often hours to days of critical data.
  • The Recovery Appliance dramatically reduces the impact of backups on production servers and networks, virtually eliminating the need for lengthy backup windows.
  • The cloud-scale architecture enables a single Recovery Appliance to manage the data protection requirements of thousands of databases, avoiding the cost and complexity of disparate backup systems.

Reinventing Database Protection

Existing data protection solutions fail to meet the demands of critical databases because they treat databases as simply files to copy rather than as transactional systems with specific data integrity, performance, and availability requirements. With today’s solutions, business data is lost, end users are impacted, and deployment and management are complex and fragmented. Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance tightly integrates advanced data protection technologies with Oracle Database to address these challenges head-on.

The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance:

  • Unparalleled Data Protection

    A superior approach to Oracle database protection that eliminates data loss and enables recovery to any point in time. (4 slides)

  • No More Backup Overhead

    Continuous incremental backup automatically captures real-time database changes—without impacting production performance.

  • Cloud-Scale Protection

    Enables database protection as a service that scales up and out to protect thousands of databases.

  • End-to-End Visibility and Control

    Provides complete data protection management for all databases–from data creation to tape archival–from a single interface.

  • Eliminates data loss: Unique database integration enables continuous transport of redo data to the appliance, providing real-time protection for the most recent transactions so that databases can be restored without data loss.
  • Eliminates production impact: Backup algorithms integrated into Oracle Database send only changed data to the appliance, minimizing production database impact, I/O traffic, and network load. All expensive backup processing is offloaded to the Appliance.
  • Offloads tape archival: The Recovery Appliance can directly archive database backups to low-cost tape storage, offloading production database servers. Archival operations can run both day and night to improve tape drive utilization.
  • Enables restore to any point in time: The database change data stored on the Appliance can be used to create virtual full database copies at any desired point in time.
  • Delivers cloud-scale protection: A single Recovery Appliance can serve the data protection requirements of thousands of databases in a data center or region. Capacity expands seamlessly to petabytes of storage, with no downtime.
  • Protects data from disasters: The Recovery Appliance can replicate data in real time to a remote Recovery Appliance or to Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service to protect business data from site outages. Database blocks are continuously validated to eliminate data corruption at any stage of transmission or processing.
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  • "The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance marks a completely new approach to data protection—one that focuses on business availability, and not just backups. Companies no longer have to worry about losing critical business data or the performance impact of backups on production environments," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president Oracle Corporation. "For the first time, organizations can meet all their critical database protection needs—including real-time protection, end-to-end recovery and centralized control for thousands of databases—with a single system."

    "The Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance is a terrific addition to the Oracle Engineered Systems Portfolio," said Mach Terry, senior vice president and head of the information technology division at ACLEDA Bank Plc. "With its support for real-time redo transport, the Appliance is designed to bring Data Guard-like robust data protection not just for our mission critical applications—but for all the Oracle Databases in our Data Center. Also, with its support for incremental-forever backups, we don't have to take periodic full backups, and this should ease the complexity and improve the speed of our backup and restore operations."

    The real-time redo and incremental-forever features of the Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance show great potential as they lower the backup impact even further than our current solution, in which standby database servers must still bear the full impact of backup operations," said Szymon Skorupinski, DBA and Backup Services Manager, CERN IT. "At the same time, virtual full backups allow overall database recovery times to be reduced by eliminating incremental apply operations—this would be a critical benefit in CERN's environment where the monthly backup traffic is constantly growing and approaching the Petabyte range."

    "Enterprises need to protect vital data for their critical business applications in real time without the downtime or data loss often experienced when using today's solutions traditional approaches," said Laura Dubois, Program Vice President for IDC's Storage practice. "The Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance meets this demand with a simple, yet powerful solution that easily scales to protect databases enterprise-wide and meet ever-stringent recovery point objectives."

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