The NetApp flash portfolio is capable of solving database performance and I/O latency problems encountered by many database deployments. The majority of databases have a random I/O workload that creates performance problems for spinning media, but is well-suited for today’s flash technologies. NetApp has a diverse enterprise-class flash portfolio consisting of flash in the storage controller (Flash Cache™ intelligent caching), flash within the disk shelves (Flash Pool™ intelligent caching), and all-flash arrays (EF-Series and All-flash FAS). This portfolio can be used to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels within a customer’s Oracle environment. This document reviews Oracle database observations and results when implementing flash technologies offered within the NetApp flash portfolio.
The NetApp EF series of all-flash arrays are designed specifically for database-driven environments demanding maximum performance, reliability, and availability. This ESG Lab Report documents the real world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments. A combination of hands on testing by ESG Lab and audited in-house performance testing executed by NetApp were used to create this report.
In this report, you’ll learn how ESG validated NetApp’s EF-550 flash array performance of over 400,000 IOPS with sub-millisecond latency, while maintaining 6 nine’s availability.
NetApp Flash Pool is a storage cache option within the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier product family, available for NetApp FAS storage systems. A Flash Pool configures solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) into a single storage pool, known as an “aggregate” in NetApp parlance, with the SSDs providing a fast response time cache for volumes that are provisioned on the Flash Pool aggregate.
In this lab evaluation, NetApp commissioned Demartek to evaluate the effectiveness of Flash Pool with different types and numbers of hard disk drives using an online transaction processing (OLTP) database workload, and to evaluate the performance of Flash Pool in a clustered Data ONTAP environment during a cluster storage node failover scenario.
In the report, you’ll dis cover how Demartek test engineers documented a 283% gain in IOPS and a reduction in latency by a factor of 66x after incorporating NetApp Flash Pool technology.
Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp 2nd Special Edition, describes the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From flash-accelerated storage to all-flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures.
The book examines various elements of flash storage: how it
evolved, and why you should consider it for your storage infrastructure. The book explores key differences in NetApp’s
flash storage solutions: NetApp Flash Cache, Flash Pool, all-flash FAS, and the EF-Series.
You’ll also learn five strategies for using Flash in your next storage project. In that classic For Dummies style, you’ll get some useful
tips on how to best incorporate flash in your IT environment.
This paper explores several of the total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits associated with flash storage compared to those of traditional hard disk storage environments. Experiences of customers with NetApp® flash storage solutions demonstrate how deployment of flash storage can translate into a lower TCO than that provided by traditional hard disks.
Here are the five core principles for monetizing your storage like never before and winning more customer applications than ever for your cloud and hosted services. These are your keys to the next generation data center.
The implications of getting your next generation data center strategy wrong can be fatal for a cloud and hosting business. The Fueled by NetApp Consulting team has seen a trend with service providers testing the waters with many different go-to-market strategies due to these high stakes.
IT leaders are required to deliver improved performance and increase efficiencies while maintaining an enterprise-class infrastructure for their customer’s database environments. A complete portfolio consisting of flash in the storage controller, flash in disk shelves, and all-flash arrays is the best way to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels in your environment. The NetApp flash portfolio is capable of solving database performance and I/O latency problems encountered by many database deployments.
Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.
Organizations expect their IT departments to deliver a SAN storage infrastructure that can support faster rollout of applications and services, continuous and fast access to data in key applications, and efficient scale to address corporate data growth without comparable growth in IT expenses. This IDC white paper reviews the key SAN storage features required to meet such challenges and the NetApp SAN storage portfolio offerings that best address your needs.
Organizations today are increasingly information-driven, requiring them to create, organize, and store more data every day. To handle the conversion of “data to information”, you need an agile and scalable infrastructure which will provide the backbone to run multiple business-critical workloads simultaneously. This IDC white paper examines the need for the NetApp FAS8080EX hardware-optimized platform to help organizations transform into data-driven entities, adopt newer technologies, and invest in business-critical applications to stay ahead of their competition.
IT managers and line-of-business stakeholders are striving to increase efficiency of their application environments. The biggest challenges they face in supporting database environments are managing data growth and database size, and meeting database performance requirements. This ESG Lab Report documents the performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments.
Realizing market penetration and a fast path to revenue comes with a unique set of challenges for SaaS vendors looking to provide cloud-based software applications. Download the white paper to see if your infrastructure is up to the task.
Get the OpenStack Private Cloud Storage blueprint. Learn about the benefits of cloud computing, how to orchestrate your IT infrastructure, why you should consider OpenStack, and what the right OpenStack block storage looks like.
SaaS vendors are using next-generation data center principles to revolutionize the way cloud-based software applications are delivered by applying a software-defined everything (SDx) strategy. This paper examines five key principles of the modern data center design that are accelerating business growth.
Solid-state arrays have matured beyond performance-oriented workloads, and the benefits are now compelling for primary storage plus old and new unexpected workloads. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders better understand SSA vendors' positioning in the market. Gain insights into the rapidly evolving market for solid-state arrays with the 2017 Gartner report. Discover vendor strengths and the criteria that must be met to be positioned in the leaders’ quadrant.
Use this Gartner report to help identify opportunities to optimize IT operations and accelerate your DevOps transformation. Avoid risk and drive value to your business by: implementing best practices, selecting the right tools and technologies, experimenting with agile practices, and aligning roles for success.
Evaluate the four key design choices you need to consider when choosing your all-flash storage architecture. This report compares the design choices made by NetApp SolidFire and Pure Storage so you're better equipped to decide which product is best for your next-generation data center.
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