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April 30, 2012 08:15 ET

Oracle Unveils Sun ZFS Backup Appliance for Oracle Engineered Systems

New Backup Solution Can Deliver up to 4x Faster Restore Performance Than NetApp and EMC; Enables Efficient Test and Development on Oracle Database With Hybrid Columnar Compression

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News Facts

  • Oracle today announced the Sun ZFS Backup Appliance, an integrated, high performance backup solution for Oracle engineered systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4.
  • Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance delivers up to 20 terabytes per hour full backup and up to 9.4 terabytes per hour full restore throughputs, the fastest published recovery rates among general purpose storage systems for Oracle engineered systems data protection.
  • The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance's extremely fast backup throughput is based on backups of unique data, and does not require additional host-side software or CPU resources.
  • Tested, validated and supported with Oracle engineered systems, Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance provides superior speed, simplicity and savings.
  • The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance can decrease recovery time by up to 4x, compared to published Oracle Database backup performance rates from NetApp and EMC(1).
  • The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance also offers up to 3.9x lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over a three year period, versus comparable NetApp and EMC Data Domain solutions(2).

Oracle Hardware and Software Engineered Together Provides Superior Data Protection and Return On Investment

  • The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance helps reduce the risk of failed restores by optimizing availability with predictive self-healing features and a fault management architecture that automatically detects and diagnoses underlying problems. End-to-end data check-summing also automatically checks and repairs corrupted data down to the bit level.
  • Using Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) direct connection via TCP/IP over InfiniBand, the Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is more efficient and cost effective than competitive solutions and can eliminate the need for additional servers and expensive third-party backup software.
  • The Sun ZFS Backup Appliance also helps eliminate complex and costly changes to data protection procedures by delivering full performance and optimal space savings while implementing Oracle recommended RMAN full and incremental backup procedures.
  • Oracle Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) on the Sun ZFS Backup Appliance allows better return on investment through efficient data and system usage. Oracle storage, including the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, is uniquely able to clone and enable full system operation on HCC-compressed database copies. Snapshots of HCC-compressed tables can be cloned without decompression overhead, and used for test and development, quality assurance, reporting, or additional data protection.
  • Quick and easy to configure, deploy and manage, Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is available in two configurations, High Performance and High Capacity, and comes pre-racked and cabled, helping to eliminate hardware tuning.
  • Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is engineered with Oracle's complete software stack, from Oracle Applications to Oracle Database and Oracle VM, as well as the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4.

Supporting Quote

  • "Business operations are highly dependent on database availability, making fast backup and recovery an enterprise imperative," said Phil Bullinger, senior vice president, Storage, Oracle. "Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance is purpose-built to work with Oracle engineered systems, taking advantage of hardware and software engineered together to deliver the speed, simplicity and savings customers need to protect their data and meet stringent recovery time objectives."

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(1) NetApp FAS3170C aggregate throughput for a single clustered system. Read only: 1.5GB/sec (1500MBPS) and Write Only: .75GB/sec (750MBPS). From performance data for four clustered systems in "Extreme Throughput with Oracle RAC, 10GbE and NetApp Storage" presentation by NetApp at Oracle OpenWorld, September 2010:
Data Domain 880 performance rates:, pp 18-19, February 2010.

(2) Comparison based on current U.S. list price for initial investment and cost over three year period for the NetApp FAS3270C, EMC Data Domain 890 and Oracle's Sun ZFS Backup Appliance.

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