Oracle Unveils ZS3 Storage, Delivers World Record Performance and Unrivaled Efficiency for Oracle Applications

Oracle Unveils ZS3 Storage, Delivers World Record Performance and Unrivaled 
Efficiency for Oracle Applications 
New Oracle ZS3 Storage Accelerates High-Throughput Business Analytics
and Database Queries; Helps Customers Reduce Oracle Database Manual
Tuning by 65 Percent; Outperforms NetApp, EMC, IBM and HP 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 --  Oracle (NYSE:
News Summary
 Oracle's latest ZFS Storage Appliances, the ZS3 Series,
enable customers to significantly improve operational efficiencies,
reduce data center costs, and increase business application
performance. Powered by an advanced cache architecture and
multi-threaded SMP OS, the ZS3 Series has achieved the highest
throughput, the lowest latency, and better price/performance when
compared to similar NetApp, EMC, IBM, and HP systems.  
News Facts 

--  Oracle's new ZS3 Series storage enables customers to accelerate time
    to insight, mitigate risk and reduce data center costs through high
    performance, dynamic automation and extensive Oracle co-engineering.
--  With new world record performance, Oracle's ZS3 Series storage enables
    customers to perform critical business functions faster, including
    optimizing supply chains, closing quarterly books, evaluating a
    greater number of investment scenarios, and accelerating database
    queries. It also enables enterprises to respond to application needs
    dynamically while helping to reduce time-to-business value.
--  To simplify Oracle Database deployments, increase database performance
    and reduce storage requirements, the ZS3 Series takes advantage of
    Oracle-only storage features and capabilities:
    --  The new Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol (OISP) automates
        Oracle Database tuning and administration. Through OISP, Oracle
        Database 12c communicates metadata to the Oracle ZS3 storage which
        can automate tuning, reducing manual processes by 65 percent,
        while optimizing database performance and eliminating human error.
        As a result, customers can do more with the same headcount and
        deliver strategic projects faster.
    --  New Heat Map and Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) capabilities of
        Oracle Database 12c apply different compression levels through the
        data lifecycle to deliver consistently high database performance
        and reduced storage capacity.
    --  Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) compresses Oracle Database data
        by 10-50x, significantly reducing the amount of storage and
        bandwidth required, leading to considerable savings through
        storage cost avoidance, including data center infrastructure,
        cooling, switches, conduit, cables, racks, floor space, and
--  The ZS3's SMP Operating System fully leverages a next generation
    architecture, massive cache and multi-core processors to provide users
    with over 32 GB/s of sustained bandwidth within a single system. This
    enables ZS3 to support thousands of VMs per system, easily handling
    extremely highly threaded I/O which saturates conventional NAS filers,
    leading to filer sprawl.
--  ZS3 is the only storage system with real-time, dynamic
    application-aware performance and health analytics, enabling customers
    to visualize CPU, cache, protocol, disk, memory, networking and
    system-related data -- all at the same time. An independent study
    showed that DTrace Storage Analytics, a standard feature of Oracle ZFS
    storage appliances, enables customers to troubleshoot 44 percent
    faster with 38 percent less complexity than NetApp FAS3270, resulting
    in estimated savings in admin costs up to $27,000 per system per year.
--  The ZS3 Series features an enhanced Hybrid Storage Pools cache design
    delivering a 4x increase in space efficiency for better caching of
    critical data and write performance enhancements that deliver a
    consistent low-latency response time. The ZS3 Hybrid Storage Pools
    architecture has been flash optimized and multi-core enabled since
    2008 and the latest iteration delivers a 2x improvement in overall
    response time over the prior generation.
--  With ZS3's intelligent caching algorithms, up to 70 percent of all I/O
    is served from DRAM -- up to 2TB per system -- which is one thousand
    times faster than flash drives and 10,000 times faster than hard disk
    drives, accelerating queries and time to insight.
--  Oracle will discuss the new ZS3 storage systems in a Webcast today at
    10 a.m. PT. Register here.

Supporting Quotes 

--  "Oracle's ability to deliver Application Engineered Storage is a major
    differentiator which enables customers to maximize performance,
    efficiency and productivity at significantly lower cost than the
    competition," said Scott Tracy, vice president, software development,
    Oracle. "Oracle's new ZS3 storage appliances demonstrate the raw power
    and value that hardware and software engineered systems can provide."
--  "As an Oracle partner with long-running hardware and software
    practices, we can now offer our customers the compelling performance
    benefits of Application Engineered Storage at a relatively low cost,"
    stated Mike Thompson, president and CEO of Groupware Technology. "We
    can conduct ZFS storage proof of concepts in our lab facility to
    demonstrate the Appliance's measurably higher performance and unique
    features like Hybrid Columnar Compression for greater efficiency and
    Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol for dynamic database tuning."
--  "Continental Resources is a loyal and long time OPN member. We are
    very excited about the latest storage release. Oracle's new ZS3 series
    can provide the best integration with Oracle Database clients using
    features like Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol and Hybrid Columnar
    Compression to take the guesswork out of tuning and configuration,"
    said Continental Resources COO Kevin McCann. "Now we can help ensure
    our customers are getting the highest performing application
    engineered storage solutions. Especially when running
--  "Oracle's new ZS3 series test results indicate that users can obtain
    better storage performance with fewer systems to manage," said Jason
    Peterson, Oracle solution architect at Forsythe. "As a Platinum member
    of Oracle PartnerNetwork, we see value for our Oracle clients in the
    optimized return on data center resources that the ZFS Storage
    Appliance will offer."

Supporting Resources 

--  Oracle's ZS3 Series Storage
--  Oracle Storage Benchmarks
--  Oracle Database
--  Oracle Hardware on Facebook, Twitter

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