protection is a critical component of the job if you have anything to do with
IT operations. Regardless of your job
title, database administrators and storage administrators alike, know how critical
it is to plan for any type of systems outage. Backup and restore are key components of a data protection and preparing
for a disaster recovery event. The
storage architecture is a key element in the overall enterprise IT environment,
and when focusing on the implementation of disk storage for backup and
recovery, there isn’t just one platform to do the task. And if you are looking at database backups,
only Oracle can provide a better database backup platform than storage behemoth
You can hear
all about the benefits of the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance from an Oracle sales
rep, but having an outside, independent analyst break down the appliance is
even better. In a recent Competitive
Advantage report Jerome Wendt, lead analyst and president at DCIG compared
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 to EMC Data Domain 990. His conclusion: “By using
Oracle’s ZS4-4, enterprises for the first time have a highly-availability,
highly scalable solution that is specifically co-engineered with Oracle
Database to accelerate backups while minimizing storage costs and capacity.”
cites a number of advantages that ZS4-4 has over EMC DD990:
Higher backup and restore throughput:
ZS4-4 can achieve native backup throughput
speeds of up to 30TB/hour and restore to 40TB/hour. EMC DD990 only achieves a
maximum 15TB/hour backup rate with no published restore rates available.
up to 3.5PB. DD990 only scales to a maximum of 570TB.
data reduction rates than deduplication can achieve:
supports Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) so it can achieve compression rates
of up to 50x and overall storage capacity reduction of up to 40%. HCC is not
available with non-Oracle storage. DD990 cannot deliver these high Oracle
Database data reduction rates..
backup and recovery throughput:
Intelligent Storage Protocol reduces manual tuning, expedites backups with
ZS4-4 and is not available with the EMC DD990.
available in an optional dual-controller configuration for high availability.
The EMC DD990 is only available in a single controller configuration.
ZS4-4 is a
multi-function system as opposed to DD990, a single purpose deduplicating
ZFS Storage ZS4-4 provides enterprises the flexibility they need to quickly and
efficiently protect their Oracle databases. Shipping in a highly available
configuration, scaling up to 3.5PBs and providing multiple storage networking
protocols with high throughput rates, it combines these features with Oracle
Database’s native HCC and OISP features to provide enterprises with a solution
that is not dependent upon a “one size fits all,” single-function appliance
such as the EMC DD990.”
To find out
more about how DCIG came about their conclusions, take a look for yourself: www.oracle.com/us/corporate/analystreports/dcig-zs44-odb-vs-emc-dd990-2504515.pdf.
If you have
any responsibility for the backup and restore of an Oracle database, you owe it
to yourself to learn more about how the Oracle ZS Storage Appliance delivers
better performance to ensure your critical databases can be restored when
everything is on the line.
managing your own storage? Oracle has
made managing the ZFS Storage Appliance easy for the DBA by integrating appliance
management into Oracle Enterprise Manager. Learn more on storage management in this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzmGKKXsuSw.