Oracle Launches New All Flash FS1 Storage System

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Oracle Launches New All Flash FS1 Storage System

With Superior Flash Performance, Scalability and Unique Co-engineering, Oracle All Flash FS1 Tops EMC XtremIO Across Multiple Concurrent Mixed Workloads

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Aug 27, 2015


Oracle expanded its flash storage portfolio today with the announcement of an all-flash model of its Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System. Available now, the new Oracle All Flash FS1 Storage System delivers superior flash performance, capacity scaling, and flash provisioning and is designed to handle concurrent mixed workloads, such as OLTP and high-speed data backup, in enterprise SAN environments as well as in private or public clouds. It delivers up to 64 all-flash domains for highly-secure data isolation in multitenant cloud environments, I/O prioritization based on business value, scales to nearly 1 PB of raw flash capacity, and goes from pallet to power-on in less than 30 minutes.
 
All Flash FS1 demonstrates superior I/O performance and low latency with minimal falloff. Tests performed for customers show sub-one millisecond latency when running simultaneous workloads across small to large block sizes with up to 8x faster IOPS and 9.7x faster write throughput than EMC XtremIO(1). As a result, All Flash FS1 can reduce Oracle Database I/O wait times and effectively give customers back time for projects that can help drive a company’s top-line growth and bottom-line savings.
 
Oracle All Flash FS1 is the only all-flash storage system co-engineered with Oracle Database and Applications and delivers net incremental business benefits to customers when deployed with Oracle software, from industry-leading data compression to one-click application provisioning. All Flash FS1 is uniquely able to take advantage of Oracle Hybrid Columnar Compression, available only to Oracle Storage, the most advanced data reduction technology in the industry. Hybrid Columnar Compression typically delivers a 10:1 compression ratio, nearly twice the data reduction usually obtained with deduplication techniques, reducing storage capacity requirements and accelerating Oracle Database queries. While encrypted Oracle Database data can’t be deduplicated, it can be compressed with Hybrid Columnar Compression, providing significantly higher levels of security to customers and maintaining Oracle Database best practices.
 
All Flash FS1 also features Flash Profiles, which provide pre-tuned and optimized provisioning profiles for Oracle Database and enterprise applications to simplify and accelerate flash storage provisioning and application deployment. As the industry’s best all-flash scale up two-node system, Oracle All Flash FS1 can support hundreds of Oracle databases—all in flash.
 
“High latency has impacted customers on shared storage platforms for years, slowing down OLTP response times and preventing mixed workloads from running at full speed. Customers are looking to flash to address these issues,” said Mike Workman, senior vice president, Flash Storage Systems, Oracle. “Oracle All Flash FS1 dramatically reduces I/O wait times typically seen in today’s highly virtualized, transaction-driven enterprises where low latency is critical to response time. This superior performance combined with unique features, such as Flash Domains and Flash Profiles, make the All Flash FS1 the platform for customers who want to significantly accelerate their applications in SAN and secure cloud environments.”
 
“Oracle practitioners in our community expect the highest levels of data integrity and security coupled with predictable performance,” said David Vellante, chief research officer, Wikibon. “Products such as the All Flash FS1 are riding the flash price/performance curve and promise to deliver dramatically lower latency and consistent response times at an affordable price. This can significantly reduce the effort required to deliver what are often among the most stringent service level requirements in IT.”
 
“With their introduction of the Oracle All Flash FS1, which was engineered from the ground up to maximize Oracle Database performance and scale, Oracle enters the ranks of what IDC defines as the ‘true All Flash Array (AFA) vendors’,” said Eric Burgener, research director, Storage, IDC.  “AFAs feature unique designs that are specifically optimized for flash media, delivering more consistent performance across their entire throughput range than Hybrid Flash Arrays, and making them the storage platform of choice for application environments that demand the highest levels of performance.”
 
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  1. (1) Oracle FS1-2 delivers 8x higher IOPS for 50% Read/50% Write IOs of 32KB, 215,000 for FS1-2 and 26,863 for XtremIO X-Brick, and 9.7x higher write throughput 5.4GB/s for FS1-2 and 554MB/s for XtremIO X-Brick. XtremIO data from pages 10-13 of “EMC XTREMIO PERFORMANCE REPORT: Test Methodology and Performance Results of EMC XtremIO Version 2.4 SP1,” published September 2014.

 


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New Oracle Research Reveals that Businesses are Unaware of Competitive Advantages of Cloud Agility

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New Oracle Research Reveals that Businesses are Unaware of Competitive Advantages of Cloud Agility

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Aug 27, 2015


Today, Oracle announced the results of its “Oracle Cloud Agility” study and revealed that businesses worldwide overestimate their agility. While a majority of businesses believe they are agile, Oracle’s research highlights that many organizations cannot flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test, and launch new applications, leaving them poorly prepared to deal with competitive threats. The study also found a lack of awareness among businesses around how technology, like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), can be used to help address these challenges.

The Oracle Cloud Agility study surveyed 2,263 employees working for large global enterprises to understand business agility in the age of cloud. The results show that 64 percent consider their organization to be agile (i.e., able to adjust quickly to new business opportunities or to iterate new products and services quickly). When looking at the United States, businesses are even more positive, with 66 percent believing their business to be agile.

Respondents are clear about the benefits of agility, with 81 percent stating that the ability to rapidly develop, test, and launch new business applications is either critically important or important to the success of their business, falling to 76 percent in the United States. In particular, nearly one-third of respondents (29 percent) believe the effective mobilization of applications and services is the most important factor in business success today when it comes to IT infrastructure.

The study also reveals that the impact of agility on competitiveness is critically important to businesses. In fact, the ability of competitors to launch innovative customer services more rapidly was identified as the top threat by businesses (27 percent). Fifty two percent of global respondents indicated that their business does not have an IT infrastructure capable of meeting competitive threats. Those surveyed in the United States aligned exactly with their global counterparts, as 52 percent noted that their IT infrastructure was insufficient to meet competitive threats.

Significantly, the survey reveals that the agility benefits delivered by PaaS are not being leveraged. In fact, nearly half of businesses (49 percent) surveyed either cannot, or do not know if they can shift workloads between public, private, and hybrid clouds, and migrate on-premises applications to the cloud. Additionally, only 50 percent of businesses can develop, test, and deploy new business applications for use on mobile devices within six months, with this figure falling to just 30 percent within a one month timeframe.

“Businesses clearly know agility holds the key to their success, but there is an awareness gap around exactly how this agility can be realized through the right technology investments,” said Robert Shimp, group vice president, Oracle. “Today, PaaS can enable businesses to build new applications quickly – in as little as two weeks – allowing them to launch new internal and customer-facing applications rapidly. This capability allows organizations to respond almost immediately to market conditions and get their products and services to customers ahead of the competition.”

The survey results bear out the assessment that businesses are not fully aware of how PaaS can increase operational agility. Only 32 percent of respondents state that they fully understand what PaaS is, rising to 37 percent in the United States, while 29 percent admit that they do not understand it at all. For those that say they do understand PaaS, only 31 percent cite reduced timeframes for application development as a main benefit, far behind less strategic benefits such as savings on the cost of internal IT infrastructure (47 percent).

”PaaS offerings, such as the Oracle Cloud Platform, have the ability to deliver unprecedented levels of business agility. The key now is to demonstrate to businesses just how easy it is to integrate this critical cloud platform into their IT architectures. Yes, the cost savings delivered by PaaS are important, but of greater importance is its ability to help businesses reduce application development timeframes and more easily tailor and integrate third-party Software as a Service apps into their business, allowing them to more effectively address customer demand,” said Shimp.


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For this research Oracle partnered with Opinium Research to survey 2,263 individuals from large enterprises based around the globe, with respondents coming from countries including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, South Korea, Poland, UK, and the USA.

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