Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance is an engineered data-protection solution that helps eliminate Oracle Database data-loss exposure throughout an organization. Changes to mission-critical databases are logged to the Recovery Appliance as they occur, enabling customers to recover protected databases to within less than a second of when an outage or ransomware attack occurs. An automated, incremental-only approach to backups with validation on the Recovery Appliance eliminates the need for time-consuming full backups and frees database server and administrative resources for production work. Recovery automation, backup immutability, and a high-availability architecture help organizations meet government requirements for protecting and rapidly recovering crucial data.
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Juan Loaiza, Oracle’s executive vice president for mission-critical database technologies, introduces Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M for Autonomous Database and Exadata Database Service.
Oracle Database changes are sent from database server memory to the Recovery Appliance, where they are logged in real-time, protecting customer databases with sub-second recovery point objectives.
Automated, incremental-forever backups protect customer databases up to 50X faster than traditional methods, as described in the Energy Transfer video.
Recovery Appliance uses its knowledge of internal Oracle Database formats to validate backups when received and during their creation, ensuring that customer databases are always recoverable. This is crucial for ransomware protection, where data can be infiltrated in any location without warning. Backups are the critical, final layer of defense to ensure business recovery.
Recovery Appliance automatically generates a virtual full backup at the start of the recovery process, enabling up to 8X faster recoveries compared with traditional approaches, as described in the Energy Transfer video.
Databases can be protected in offsite locations using built-in capabilities for archiving backups to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or replicating them to remote Recovery Appliance systems.
A scalable design with no single-point-of-failure and fault resiliency allows IT teams to protect and recovery customer databases across component, server, and storage failures.
Built-in automation proactively checks for potential failures and repairs or disables these components to ensure availability of the appliance. Automatic logging of maintenance requests reduces system administrator workloads and accelerates repairs.
Starting with 2 PB of virtual full backup capacity and easily scaling to more than 200 PB, Recovery Appliance has the flexibility to protect databases throughout the enterprise.
Recovery Appliance sustains up to 24 TB/hour of data-protection performance per rack, the equivalent of 240 TB/hour of virtual full backups, so database administrators (DBAs) can rapidly back up and recover databases. Each system may be scaled up to 18 racks, providing 432 TB/hour throughput and enabling enterprises to protect more than 4 PB/hour of database data with virtual full backups.
Optimizations with Oracle Database, including backup validation offload to the Recovery Appliance, reduce database server overhead by up to 25% (PDF) so customer’s production databases run at the highest possible performance during backups.
Recovery Appliance automation reduces database administrator (DBA) workloads, eliminating up to 80% of the manual tasks required to backup and recover a database, as described in Wikibon’s analysis (PDF).
Built-in, full-stack integration reduces customers’ hardware requirements and management workloads, lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) by over 30% compared to traditional, purpose-built backup appliances.
Database administrators (DBAs) define multiple tiers of data-protection policies and apply them to different classes of databases throughout the enterprise, optimizing recoverability while managing costs.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control gives database administrators (DBAs) a complete, end-to-end view of the data-protection lifecycle, so they can quickly understand database status, identify issues, and take corrective actions.
Continuous monitoring of database recoverability with built-in alerting and report generation make it easier for enterprises to meet compliance requirements.
Recovery Appliance simplifies Oracle Database protection in customer data centers with backup, recovery, and archiving of databases running on Oracle engineered systems and virtually any server/operating system combination.
Automated database protection, validation, and recovery of customer databases eliminates many human errors, reducing by 98% the likelihood of database administrators (DBAs) having to do a manual recovery, as discussed in Wikibon’s analysis (PDF).
Database-aware backup synchronization automatically occurs between systems in a replication configuration. This allows backup and recovery service level agreements (SLAs) to be preserved in virtually any failure scenario, whether affecting the database or appliance.
Recovery goals for the database are policy controlled, so customers can customize protection for replicated backups and archiving to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or tape systems.
Database administrators (DBAs) utilize familiar RMAN techniques to protect and recover databases, simplifying the implementation of data protection as a service across the enterprise.
Centralized application of data-protection policies ensures that local database administrators (DBAs) can’t accidentally or maliciously delete backups, while role-based administration limits unauthorized access to them.
Identifying an inconsistent backup is key to uncovering malware or ransomware attacks. The Recovery Appliance checks all incoming and replicated backups for Oracle block correctness, allowing administers to immediately quarantine systems and conduct further investigations.
The Recovery Appliance is built using the rigorously tested, industry-hardened Exadata architecture. This architecture helps reduce an IT organization's overall surface area of attack through consolidation and consistent secure management of database backups.
Immutable backup preserves integrity of backup data and often used as a last line of defense layer against malware and ransomware attacks. Some industries are requiring this increased layer of backup security to address compliance regulations.
At times an exceptional retention state is required to preserve backups for legal discovery and and forensics purposes. Backups may be designated “Legal Hold” and will not be deleted until the “hold” requirement is removed.
Recovery Appliance base system pricing has been reduced by 50%, which when combined with increased storage capacity lowers an organization's operational costs by up to 62% (PDF). Regardless of size, all deployments cost less since they start with a base system and benefit from increased storage capacity.
Consolidating enterprise-wide database protection while using database-aware compression and deduplication eliminates inefficient, standalone solutions and shrink storage requirements by up to 40%, as discussed in Swisscom’s video.
Optimized recovery of Oracle databases enables customers to shorten unplanned outages and, as discussed in Wikibon’s analysis (PDF), reduce their revenue impact by up to 47%.
Recovery Appliance automation improves database administrator (DBA) productivity and lowers costs by reducing the typical number of backup and recovery steps by more than 80%, as discussed in Wikibon’s analysis (PDF).
Efficient server-side awareness of database changes dramatically reduces backup network traffic, lowering customers’ operational expenses.
George Mamvura and Javier Ruiz from Energy Transfer describe how Oracle's Recovery Appliance eliminated do-it-yourself complexity and provided peace of mind not available with other solutions.
Find out from Christoph Lutz, head architect at Swisscom, how they use Oracle's Recovery Appliance to eliminate IT complexity, reduce storage and integration costs, and reduce risk for leading customers throughout Switzerland.
METRONOM, the IT subsidiary of Metro, a leading specialty food distributor and retailer, uses Oracle's Recovery Appliance to simplify protection of Oracle Databases and make DBAs more productive.
“I am very relieved we can count on Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance. We spent so much time with refresh tasks, now the DBA team’s productivity has improved significantly, we have the protection of our Oracle databases under control at any time through Enterprise Manager and the confidence that, in case we need an urgent restore, we will be able to perform it very quickly and up to the latest transaction.”
Manager of Database Services, Evergy
Continually protect Oracle databases with secure systems and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks with rapid database recoveries to any point in time.
See how DBAs get database-optimized backup, reporting, validation, and most importantly, recovery.
Automatically protect database change data as it is created and protect it with a highly available data- protection system to reduce the risk of short and long-term data loss.
Consistently protect Oracle databases across the enterprise with customer-defined recovery policies and use built-in monitoring to determine whether they are meeting their recoverability SLAs.
Reduce the duration and financial impact of unplanned downtime with automated recoveries that take less time than with traditional backup and recovery appliances.
Tim Chien, Senior Director of Product Management
Announcing Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance 21.1. This release includes the Backup Immutability capability designed to further combat ransomware attacks and meet regulatory compliance requirements. An immutable backup preserves integrity against malicious deletion or modification of backup data.Read the complete post