July 2014 Everything Oracle @ EMC Monthly Newsletter

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Why VMAX3 for Oracle Database

EMC VMAX3 arrays deliver mission-critical storage with the scale, performance, availability, and agility to meet the high demands of extreme data growth in today's and tomorrow's hybrid cloud.  Scale performance and capacity to support high-demand online transaction processing (OLTP), online analytical processing (OLAP) for enterprise data warehousing (EDW), and Big Data applications...

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XtremIO Best Practices:  Advanced Format 512e and Native Modes

Architecting a database on an All Flash Array (AFA) like EMC's XtremIO is best done by reviewing practices to optimize I/O performance.  One consideration is the use of advanced Format and how it impacts the performance of the database Redo Logs...

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Automation: "Software Never Forgets" - Database-as-a-Service

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Watch Darryl Smith, EMC IT's Chief Database Architect discuss how EMC IT developed, eCALM – Enterprise Cloud Automation Lifecycle Management Platform.  Why eCALM?  Business is demanding velocity and agility for the business:  Faster time to business value, Fewer restrictions, More Efficient, More reliable.  See how eCALM automates IT Platform Operations for IT-as-a-Service and DBaaS and does the following...

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Introducing EMC ProtectPoint with Oracle RMAN Integration

EMC announced ProtecPoint on July 8th, an industry-first data protection offering that provides direct backup from primary storage to protection storage.  Delivers the performance of snapshots with the functionality of backups, while eliminating the impact of backup on the application environment and ensuring consistent application performance...

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VMAX Application Awareness !

oracle newsletter photo1.pngJust announced the new VMAX3 is delivers more performance, simplifies storage management, and is the optimum route to the hybrid cloud. In today’s Redefine Possible  mega event you might have heard about the new capabilities of the VMAX3 but perhaps you didn’t catch the part about Oracle application awareness. In the interest of full disclosure I missed the part about how using the VMAX3  BOTH the Oracle DBA and storage administrator can monitor database and tune database performance. That means it’s time to blog!

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Nondisruptive Patch Management for Oracle Database with EMC RecoverPoint

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Patching is one of the phases of the software lifecycles that helps you maintain the software over a period of time and always keep it updated with the latest features offered by the software vendor. It is a process that deals with migrating from one version of the software product to another, higher, much-improved version.

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Storage Integrated Data Protection, for Oracle Database too !

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On Tuesday, July 8th, EMC announced XtremIO 3, VMAX 3 and GA for ViPR 2 and ECS; along with the VMAX3 announcement came EMC ProtectPoint - an industry-first data protection offering that provides direct backup from primary storage to protection storage.

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Feature and Benefits of using Oracle in XtremIO Array-Part I

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In any Production environment, Oracle DBAs are invariably concerned about the transaction processing speed, Database performance, backup and restore time and efficacy. Oracle Database if used on XtremIO array will be strong answer to the above challenges. I am consolidating some of the great benefits and features of using Oracle DB inXtremIO array.

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New Video Demo: Lifecycle Management for Oracle with EMC RecoverPoint

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In this demo video, we show EMC RecoverPoint bookmarks being used for various restore / recovery scenarios, including datafile corruption, and DBA / human error recovery.

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Audio Podcast: Introducing EMC ScaleIO

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In this audio podcast, Peter Herdman-Grant, EMC Oracle Solutions Marketing, introduces ScaleIO, describing its architecture and software components. EMC ScaleIO: Software-only server-based storage area network(SAN) that converges storage and compute resources to form a single-layer, enterprise-grade storage product ScaleIO storage is elastic and delivers linearly scalable performance. Its scale-out Server SAN architecture can grow from a few to thousands of servers.

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