Oracle unveils new ZS3 Series storage
Sep 16, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Oracle Corporation, a provider of enterprise software and computer hardware products and services, has unveiled its ZS3 Series of ZFS storage appliances.
With new world record performance, Oracle's ZS3 Series storage enables customers to perform critical business functions faster, including optimizing supply chains, closing quarterly books, evaluating a greater number of investment scenarios, and accelerating database queries. It also enables enterprises to respond to application needs dynamically while helping to reduce time-to-business value, the company said.
The new Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol (OISP) automates Oracle Database tuning and administration. Through OISP, Oracle Database 12c communicates metadata to the Oracle ZS3 storage which can automate tuning, reducing manual processes by 65 percent, while optimizing database performance and eliminating human error. As a result, customers can do more with the same headcount and deliver strategic projects faster. New Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) capabilities of Oracle Database 12c apply different compression levels through the data lifecycle to deliver consistently high database performance and reduced storage capacity, the company added.
Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) compresses Oracle Database data by 10-50x, significantly reducing the amount of storage and bandwidth required, leading to considerable savings through storage cost avoidance, including data center infrastructure, cooling, switches, conduit, cables, racks, floor space, and maintenance, the company reported.
According to the company, the ZS3's SMP Operating System fully leverages a next generation architecture, massive cache and multi-core processors to provide users with over 32 GB/s of sustained bandwidth within a single system. This enables ZS3 to support thousands of VMs per system, easily handling extremely highly threaded I/O which saturates conventional NAS filers, leading to filer sprawl. ZS3 is the only storage system with real-time, dynamic application-aware performance and health analytics, enabling customers to visualize CPU, cache, protocol, disk, memory, networking and system-related data-all at the same time.
The ZS3 Series features an enhanced Hybrid Storage Pools cache design delivering a 4x increase in space efficiency for better caching of critical data and write performance enhancements that deliver a consistent low-latency response time. The ZS3 Hybrid Storage Pools architecture has been flash optimized and multi-core enabled since 2008 and the latest iteration delivers a 2x improvement in overall response time over the prior generation. With ZS3's intelligent caching algorithms, up to 70 percent of all I/O is served from DRAM-up to 2TB per system-which is one thousand times faster than flash drives and 10,000 times faster than hard disk drives, accelerating queries and time to insight, the company added.
"Oracle's ability to deliver Application Engineered Storage is a major differentiator which enables customers to maximize performance, efficiency and productivity at significantly lower cost than the competition," said Scott Tracy, vice president, software development, Oracle. "Oracle's new ZS3 storage appliances demonstrate the raw power and value that hardware and software engineered systems can provide."
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