iRacing Drives Extreme Performance With Oracle Database Appliance
Online Gaming Leader Enhances Customer Experience by Hosting Its
Motorsports Racing Simulation on the Oracle Database Appliance
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/13 -- Oracle (NYSE:
With tens of thousands of players competing against
each other on its online system, iRacing Motorsports Simulations,
LLC, the world's premier motorsports racing simulation, determined it
needed to enhance its database environment to continue delivering
reliable uptime and an exceptional player experience. In the Oracle
Database Appliance, the company found an easy-to-implement database
infrastructure that proved a cost-effective solution for providing
players peak performance, while laying the track to effectively
manage future growth.
-- To support and improve the performance of its online racing
simulation, iRacing is successfully leveraging the Oracle Database
-- After evaluating multiple options, including deploying commodity
hardware from Dell and launching an Amazon-hosted cloud database,
iRacing selected the Oracle Database Appliance.
-- With the Oracle Database Appliance, iRacing is able to take advantage
of a complete package of software, server, storage and networking
engineered for simplicity and high availability.
-- Using Oracle Database Appliance Manager Configurator, iRacing
configured the device and installed it in its data center in hours,
saving approximately two weeks compared to other options.
-- By dedicating one node of the Oracle Database Appliance as backup in
case of failover, iRacing benefits from high availability, and has
removed latency delays and boosted web page display rates.
-- Oracle Database Appliance is built for out-of-the-box Oracle database
performance and compared to its previous systems, iRacing reduced the
number of CPUs needed and experiences performance gains up to 2x.
-- Additionally, the unique capacity-on-demand licensing model of the
Oracle Database Appliance provides iRacing with a future-proof
platform that can be scaled without deploying new hardware.
-- "Our customers expect the most realistic, immersive racing experience
outside of a racetrack," said Dean Marsh, senior database
administrator, iRacing. "The control, scalability and performance are
enhanced by the user-friendly, easy-to-deploy package. An ideal
solution for managing our enterprise data, the Oracle Database
Appliance plays a critical role in ensuring we deliver an
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