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Wikibon Reports PBBA Operating Costs are 68% Higher than Oracle’s Recovery Appliance

Meg Hall
Product Marketing Manager

Leading tech influencer Dave Vellante, Chief Research Officer at Wikibon, recently published an enlightening new research report comparing Oracle’s Recovery Appliance with traditional Purpose-Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs). The analysis, titled “Oracle’s Recovery Appliance Reduces Complexity Through Automation” found Oracle’s Recovery Appliance helped customers reduce complexity and improve both Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and enterprise value.


Traditionally, the best practice for mission-critical Oracle Database backup and recovery was to use storage-led PBBAs, such as Dell EMC Data Domain, integrated with Oracle Recovery Manager. However, this approach remains a batch process that involves many dozens of complicated steps for backups and even more steps for recovery, which can prolong the backup and recovery processes as well as cause errors leading to backup and recovery failures.


Oracle’s Recovery Appliance customers report that (TCO) and downtime costs—lost revenue due to database or application downtime—are significantly reduced due to the simplification and the automation of the backup and recovery processes. The Wikibon analysis estimates that over four years, an enterprise with $5 billion in revenue can potentially reduce their TCO by $3.4M and have a positive impact on the business of $370M. Wikibon findings indicate that operational costs are 68% higher for PBBAs such as Data Domain relative to ZDLRA for a typical Global 2000 enterprise running Oracle Databases.



Bottom Line

Wikibon has exposed what Oracle clients have known all along, choosing Oracle’s Recovery Appliance results in higher efficiencies through automation, an overall reduced TCO, and positive impact to both an enterprise’s top and bottom line.

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