By Darin_Pendergraft_Oracle on Jul 23, 2012
The announcement of Oracle 11g R2 brings with it some really interesting new features. One of those new features focused on optimizing performance is the Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory (OOS4OUD). OOS4OUD is a pairing of SPARC T4-1 hardware with dedicated storage and Oracle Unified Directory software in a redundant and highly scalable configuration.
Oracle engineers conducted a series of load tests to determine the optimum configuration for LDAP directory performance on this hardware and documented the configuration in an Implementation Guide.
The hardware consists of 3 x T4-1 SPARC servers, each with dedicated Sun Storage 2500 FC array, linked with 10GbE networking. All servers are running Solaris 11, and one server is configured to use the integrated load balancer. The Java Keystore and the Solaris Cryptographic Framework were installed and configured. Oracle Unified Directory software was then installed on all 3 machines.
The performance of the Optimized Solution was impressive. During testing the system was able to scale up to 180,000 simultaneous directory searches/second using a 15M record LDAP directory.
Because the OOS4OUD implementation guide takes most of the guesswork out of configuration and tuning, customers can expect a 1 – 2 week implementation and testing cycle, rather than a traditional 5 - 6 week project.
For more information about the Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Unified Directory go to our website at http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/oos-oracle-unified-directory-1571310.html