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:
-- 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
-- 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
-- "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
-- 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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