Oracle Introduces Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database

Oracle Introduces Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database 
Management Tool Engineered for Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
Reduces Steps Required for Data Protection and Secondary Processing
by 88 Percent(1) 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 --  Oracle (NASDAQ:
News Facts 

--  Oracle today announced Oracle Snap Management Utility, a new
    enhancement to its storage software portfolio designed to streamline
    and automate critical tasks for customers using Oracle Database with
    Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance.
--  Tightly integrated with the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle Snap
    Management Utility automates and accelerates the creation and
    management of snapshot-based copies and clones of Oracle databases by
    reducing the steps required from nine to one for snapshots and 12 to
    one for clones.
--  Oracle Snap Management Utility allows customers to create virtually
    unlimited snapshots for infinite scalability versus the maximum 255
    allowed by competitive offerings such as NetApp Snapshot software.
--  Oracle Snap Management Utility is available as a software option for
    the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and enables database administrators to
    perform snapshot and cloning operations directly in its browser user
--  Oracle Snap Management Utility is qualified and supported on Oracle
    Database 10g and Oracle Database 11g and on Oracle Engineered Systems,
    including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle SPARC SuperCluster
    and Oracle Database Appliance.
--  It helps minimize risk by allowing increased frequency and consistency
    of backups, and provides a higher level of protection for critical
    data and improved recovery times in the event of an outage. It also
    complements the built-in availability and data protection features of
    Sun ZFS Storage Appliances and Oracle Database.
--  In addition to streamlining data protection processes, customers using
    Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database with the Sun ZFS
    Storage Appliance can:
    --  Create user-initiated clones for test, development, quality
        assurance, reporting and training in only one additional step.
        This helps accelerate product development cycles b
y putting new
        environments in the hands of developers in minutes, rather than in
        hours or weeks previously required to coordinate database and
        storage resources independently.
    --  Automate snapshot management for scheduling, policy-based
        retention and annotating snapshots with metadata. This radically
        simplifies database administrators' daily tasks, rapidly
        perpetuates best practices and allows them to more easily manage
        their own unique environments.
    --  Restore to a snapshot at any point in time, easily returning to a
        prior state in case of errors, which helps speed the software
        development process.
    --  Save money and valuable storage space by leveraging point-in-time
        storage-efficient virtual copies of the data instead of storing
        physical copies of each dataset.
--  Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances demonstrate high performance in
    all major storage benchmarks and are the only NAS products engineered
    with Oracle's complete software stack, from Oracle Applications to
    Oracle Database and Oracle VM, as well as Engineered Systems such as
    the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster

Supporting Quote 

--  "Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances are highly integrated with Oracle
    Database to optimize configuration, simplify management and deliver
    best-in-class performance," said Phil Bullinger, senior vice
    president, Storage, Oracle. "Oracle Snap Management Utility simplifies
    the creation and management of Oracle Database snapshots and clones
    and puts control back into the hands of the database administrator.
    Ultimately, this helps businesses reduce risk by streamlining data
    protection processes and improve the bottom line through increased
    business agility in test, development, quality assurance and

Supporting Resources 

--  White Paper: Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database
--  Oracle's Sun NAS
--  Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Series Family Data Sheet
--  Oracle Storage Benchmarks
--  Oracle Hardware on Facebook, Twitter

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(1) Steps required for snapshots reduced from nine to one; steps
required for clones reduced from twelve to one. 
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Michelle Jenkins
Drew Smith
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