Oracle takes on EMC and NetApp with ZFS Storage ZS4-4

Enterprise IT vendor Oracle today announced its next generation NAS storage system — Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 – allowing CIOs to accelerate application performance and improve operational efficiencies.

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 doubles previous generation performance to enable faster time to more competitive business decisions. Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 also provides better protection against security breaches with its cost-efficient encryption capabilities.

For comparison, EMC and NetApp storage solutions see thousands of Oracle Database 12c pluggable databases as one instance, requiring manually-intensive tuning and guesswork.

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 provides pluggable database-level visibility into thousands of containers across the enterprise with analytics to simplify and accelerate storage performance tuning and troubleshooting in Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Multitenant environments.


Customers can identify database-related storage issues in 67 percent fewer steps with Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 thanks to co-engineering with Oracle Database 12c, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance analytics and the new Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol 1.1.

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 doubles the performance of its predecessor with more than 30 GB/sec throughput and 50 percent more dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and CPU cores. ZFS Storage ZS4-4 has more DRAM than most NAS systems have in flash.

This apart, Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 is built on DRAM-based Hybrid Storage Pool architecture and multi-threaded symmetric multiprocessing OS to benefit from 120 cores in parallel and 3 TB DRAM per cluster. With up to 90 percent of system I/O delivered from memory, customers can significantly accelerate application performance.

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances also support Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) and automatic data optimization with HCC for Oracle Database 12c. HCC enables data warehousing and archiving environments, among others, to compress by an average of 12x, while increasing database query performance by up to 5x, and reducing storage capacity costs by 40 percent.

Baburajan K
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