The Equinix distributed cloud solution for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) optimizes applications and database workloads for complex hybrid environments that entail systems in a mix of on-premises and public cloud ecosystem. Equinix Interconnection platform capabilities enable enterprise users with high-performance, low-latency and secure connections between data housed in their metro colocation centers and applications on OCI.
The Equinix and Oracle teams worked with a large system integrator responsible for hosting a high-throughput online transaction processing (OLTP) application for many customers in Oracle Exadata Cloud. For their biggest customers, Oracle Exadata with Extreme Flash (EF) is ideal to meet high-transaction throughput with lower latency.
The scope of this case study focused on determining feasibility of using the hybrid cloud database with a cloud-adjacent architecture for the system integrator and hosting the database on Exadata platform, while applications reside in OCI. The overall goal was for the system integrator’s test application to maintain stability, performance, and scalability using this architecture.
Through Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric and its API integration with Oracle Cloud Network Service—FastConnect Partner Edition—the system integrator was able to establish direct connectivity between their middleware and applications running on OCI and the database on the cloud adjacent Exadata-X8 hybrid cloud database, colocated at Equinix’s Ashburn (ASH) data center. This data tier, coupled with Equinix crossconnect, met the submillisecond latency requirements and high-IOPS throughput, in the range of over 1 million, for their application testing.
The outcome of this case study resulted in key benefits to the customer by harnessing the full potential of a distributed hybrid cloud for seamless testing of their database workloads in a highly reliable and secure environment. The network latency tests from applications running on OCI to the database running on Exadata in the Equinix cage in Ashburn averaged between 0.6 - 0.8 milliseconds on a 2-node RAC database scaling upwards of 850K to 1 Million IOPs. For meeting such stringent demands of a low-latency and high-throughput application tier running on OCI, connected to the data tier via an Equinix crossconnect, we recommended a database on Exadata X9-M2 with EF storage servers with an all-flash configuration, co-located at Equinix's Ashburn data center.
Overall benefits include improved application performance, lower latency, higher throughput and reduced costs, realized within a highly scalable and reliable solution. Other potential benefits include data privacy, regulatory compliance, and data sovereignty.
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Matt leads the Partner /System Integrator (SI) Solutions within Oracle's RevOps Solution Center. He is responsible for global solutions and consulting for North America Sales, SE/SC orgs, Partners (GSI/RSI, VAD/VARs, ISVs and NSPs) focused on delivery, growth and adoption of OCI, Hybrid/Multi-Cloud, Cloud Adjacent and Engineered systems.